Lakeland- Marjory “Marge” Ward Sheppard passed away Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at Lakeland Hospice House in Lakeland, FL. She was born in Auburn, NY on September 17, 1937 and graduated from Union Springs Central School in 1955.
Her family moved to Lakeland, FL in 1957. She married Daniel Edson Dewell from Tampa, FL in 1959. They had three children, Ellen, Michael, and Patricia and lived in Miami, Atlanta, New Jersey, Tampa, and Lakeland, where Edson passed away in 1991.
Marge was working at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, where she met and married Albert P. Shepperd in 1995
She enjoyed travel, especially cruising with her husband and family, reading, her participation in P.E.O. Chapter DO, and her Women’s Circle at First Presbyterian Church, where she had been a member since 1985.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Edith Ward; brothers, Charles Ward and Don Ward and her first husband, Edson Dewell.
She is survived by her loving husband, Al Sheppard; daughters, Ellen Zamorano (Gerhard) and Patricia Thompson, and son, Michael Dewell (JoAnn), six grandchildren, Alden and Landen Zamorano, Kali Dewell, Emily, Grace, and Graham Thompson and four step grandchildren, Mark and Paul Sheppard and Ella and Davis Hancock and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service followed by a reception in the Fellowship Hall will be held 10:30 am on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 in the Chapel at First Presbyterian Church, 175 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland, FL. Inurnment will be at Oak Hill Burial Park.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory can be made to First Presbyterian Church, 175 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland, FL 33803 or Chapters Health Hospice, 12470 Telecom Drive, Tampa, FL 33637 or www.chaptershealth.org
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