Mary E. Shepherd, 87, of Newcomerstown, passed away Thursday, April 18, 2013, at Riverside Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Newcomerstown.

She was born Sept. 7, 1925, in Tuscarawas, to the late Hamlet and Elsie (Powell) Horsfall.

She was a 1943 Gnadenhutten High School graduate. She was a homemaker.

On April 17, 1944, she married E. Carl Shepherd, who died March 8, 2003.

She is survived by her daughters, Betty Cutshall of Newcomerstown and Jean (John) Zimmerman of Uhrichsville; and her sons,

Thomas (Marcia) Shepherd, Robert (Theresa) Shepherd, Richard Shepherd and his companion Arlene Green, and Joseph (Karen) Shepherd and his, all of Newcomerstown; 19 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Velma Clements of Newcomerstown.

She was preceded in death by one great-grandchild; four brothers; and two sisters.

Services will be Monday, April 22, 2013, at noon in the Addy Funeral Home, Newcomerstown, with Robert Fondriest and Pastor Tom Klaserner officiating.

Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery, Newcomerstown.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Riverside Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 1100 E. State Road, Newcomerstown, OH 43832.

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