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Theresa Ann (Parkin) Shepheard

November 25, 1932 ~ December 25, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Theresa Shepheard Obituary

Ann was born November 25,1932 in Admire, Kansas. She was the 5th child and only daughter of John Henry Parkin and Theresa Lydia Lillian Wagg. Ann’s family lived in Admire, Osage City and Ottawa before settling in the Greenwood Community. Ann’s brothers were John Henry Jr. (Sonny), Harry Thomas (Tom), Coburn William (Cobe), and Herbert Stanley.

Ann attended elementary school in Ottawa, and Greenwood. She attended Pomona High School graduating in 1950 as valedictorian. The value of education was always one of Ann’s core values.

Immediately after High School, Ann went to work for Citizens State Bank of Pomona until 1957.

September 18,1954 Ann married Jack Shepheard in Lyndon, Kansas. They lived in Quenemo before buying their farm on Colorado Road Pomona, Kansas in 1956 . Ann had four children, Jacquelyn (Jackie) Ann, Sheila Gail, Stephen (Steve) Clark and Nancy Elaine. During the time of raising her children, Ann participated in the Williamsburg Extension Homemaker’s Unit, taught vacation bible school at the Williamsburg Free Methodist Church, and served as a Community Leader for the Far and Near 4-H Club of Williamsburg. She also enjoyed square dancing, playing slow pitch softball, gardening, and playing board games, especially Yahtzee and cribbage.

When all the children were in school, Ann returned to work as the Secretary of Williamsburg Schools, USD 287. She retired in 1998 after 28 years with USD 287. After retirement, Ann worked for the Franklin County Historical Society and the Ottawa Antique Mall. During this time of her life, Ann enjoyed traveling. Never one to be idle, Ann also quilted over a dozen quilts and embroidered hundreds of tea towels during her retirement.

Ann moved to Ottawa, Ks in 2003 after her divorce from Jack. She moved to Tecumseh, Kansas in 2017 to live with her daughter, Nancy and her husband Frank.

Ann passed away Monday December 25, 2023 at Ruble Ranch Overbrook, Ks. at the age of 91 years.

Ann is survived by three daughters, Jackie May (Mike) of Bastrop, Texas, Sheila Young (Dwayne) of Emporia, Kansas, Nancy Shepheard (Frank Davis) of Tecumseh, Kansas, son, Steve Shepheard (Gayle) of Pomona, Kansas, ten grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, seven nieces and nephews.

Ann was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers and Jack Shepheard.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Shepheard-Parkin USD 287 Scholarship Fund. Donations to the Shepheard – Parkin Memorial Scholarship Fund should be made payable to Douglas County Community Foundation (DCCF). You will receive a receipt from DCCF for your tax deductible contribution at the time you make a donation to the Scholarship Fund.

Options for contributing to the Scholarship Fund:

• Mail checks to DCCF and indicate Shepheard-Parkin Memorial Scholarship in the memo line. The mailing address: 900 Massachusetts, Suite 406, Lawrence, KS 66044

• Donate by credit card on the DCCF website. (https://dccfoundation.fcsuite.com/erp/donate/create/fund?funit_id=4003)

• Cash (It is not recommended to send cash through the mail.)

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Services

Celebration of Life
Saturday
December 30, 2023

11:00 AM
Celebration Hall, Franklin County Fairgrounds
1737 S. Elm Street
Ottawa, KS 66067

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