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Kathleen L. "Kathy" Shepherd
Loved Decorating Her Home for All Holidays & Seasons
Age 74
Born: December 4, 1945   Died: October 2, 2020

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Kathleen L. “Kathy” Shepherd (nee Brown), 74, of Elyria Township, died Friday October 2, 2020 at her home after a short illness.

She was born December 4, 1945 in Oberlin and had been a lifelong area resident

Kathy graduated from Lorain High School and worked as a Switchboard Operator at Sears in Lorain and Elyria.  While working at Sears, she met Fred Shepherd who worked in the heating and cooling department.  Fred was the love of Kathy’s life and they soon married.

Kathy was known for decorating her home for all holidays and seasons.  She enjoyed sending greeting cards to her family and friends and spending time with her grandchildren.  She was a member of St Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Elyria Township.

She is survived by her children: Mark Shepherd (Jackie) of Elyria, Fred J. Shepherd Jr of Elyria, Elaine Brown (Jim) of Oberlin, Laurie Marciniak (Greg) of Lorain and Teri Thomas (Tony) of Elyria; 21 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, 9 great great grandchildren, brother John E. “Jack” Brown (Joan) of Lorain and sisters: Linda Schweinberg (Paul) of Amherst, Laurie Steiner of South Amherst and Jeanne Haid (Dan) of Lorain and 2 nieces and 2 nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years Fred J. Shepherd Sr in 2014, son Mike Shepherd in 2016, parents Jack C. & Jeanne E. Brown (nee McCray), an infant brother, nephews Jack E. Brown and David R. Brown and brother-in-law Bruce Steiner in 2019.


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Private family funeral services will be held with burial in St Mary Cemetery in Elyria.  The Rev John Retar, pastor of St Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, will preside.


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St Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 41925 N Ridge Rd, Elyria, OH. 44035.