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Ethel L. Shepherd

October 21, 1928 — January 9, 2017

Ethel Loraine (Searcy) Shepherd, daughter of the late Harry and Myrtle Searcy, was born on October 21, 1928 in Wyoming and departed this life on January 9, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family. She was 88 years, 2 months, and 19 days of age.

Around 1932, Ethels family moved to Missouri. She met Jimmie Shepherd and they were married on April 3, 1947. After they were married, Jimmie went to work in road construction. They traveled many places together. One child, Evelyn Louise Shepherd, was born to this union. Evelyn was born in Sapulpa, Oklahoma on September 30, 1950. Later, Jimmie and Ethel decided to move to Mountain Grove to establish roots and build a family.

Ethel became a Christian at a young age. Jimmie and Ethel joined Calvary Temple church. In the 1980s, Ethel started an outreach program for the community, now the Mountain Grove Love Center, which gives food and clothing to families in need. This program is still going strong today, helping many families.

In the 1990s, Jimmie and Ethel gained a new daughter, Stacy Brammer.

In 2010, Ethel lost her husband, Jimmie, to cancer. There were many trials in Ethels life, but she never lost her faith. She has been a shining light to all who have met her.

Besides her parents and her husband, Ethel was preceded in death by her daughter, Evelyn Prock, and her grandson, Daniel Prock.

She is survived by her daughter, Stacy Brammer, her grandsons, Larry Shepherd and Taylor Brammer, her great-grandson, Dale Shepherd and his wife, Paige, her great-great-granddaughters, Lillian and Harlie, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family who will miss her dearly.

Visitation: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 from 6 -8 PM in the Chapel.

Funeral Service: Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Calvary Temple Church, Mtn. Grove.

Burial: Hillcrest Cemetery, Mtn. Grove

Memorial Contributions: Mtn. Grove Love Center c/o the funeral home.

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