Diana Shepherd

August 14, 1948 - December 22, 2019
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Diana Lynn Shepherd, 71, of New Philadelphia, passed away Sunday, December, 22, 2019 in her home following an extended illness.

Born August 14, 1948 in Union Hospital at Dover, she was the daughter of the late Wilbur L. and Nettie (Kate) Ley Martin and was a 1966 graduate of Tuscarawas Valley High School in Zoarvill…

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Diana Lynn Shepherd, 71, of New Philadelphia, passed away Sunday, December, 22, 2019 in her home following an extended illness.

Born August 14, 1948 in Union Hospital at Dover, she was the daughter of the late Wilbur L. and Nettie (Kate) Ley Martin and was a 1966 graduate of Tuscarawas Valley High School in Zoarville. On November 18, 1967, Diana married her high school sweetheart, William Paul Shepherd and together celebrated over 37 years of marriage before his passing on February 17, 2005.

Diana was employed for over 15 years for Dr. Yogendra Shah, three years at Regional Medical Care and 15 years for Dr. Marcel Nwizu. She was a homemaker and care giver to both her husband, for seven years and her mother, before their passing. She was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church, and had also sang in the church choir for a number of years. She enjoyed working the church Senior Luncheons, making favors and giving them to the attendees. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family.

Diana loved her family with all of her heart and is survived by two sons, Ronald (Becky) Shepherd of North Port, Florida and Joseph (Michelle) Shepherd of Strasburg; four grandchildren, April Sue Shepherd and her fiancé, Mike Mittenberger of New Philadelphia, Alexander (Emma) Shepherd of Massillon; Andrew Shepherd of New Philadelphia and Lauren Davia of Strasburg and two great grandchildren, Colton Brady Schlabach and Cadence Louann Schlabach.

Friends are invited to call Thursday, December 26, 2019 from 4 to 7 PM in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 27, 2019 at 11 AM in the funeral home’s chapel with Pastor Jon Long officiating. Burial will be in East Avenue Cemetery at New Philadelphia. Following the committal service, a reception will be held in the Otterbein United Methodist Church at New Philadelphia.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Otterbein United Methodist Church, 156 Beaver Avenue NE, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.

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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, December 26, 2019

Time: 4:00 pm

End Time: 7:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Friday, December 27, 2019

Time: 11:00 am

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, December 27, 2019

East Avenue Cemetery

Address:

1520 Delaware Drive SE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Reception Information

Date: Friday, December 27, 2019

Otterbein United Methodist Church

Address:

156 Beaver Ave NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Otterbein United Methodist Church

156 Beaver Avenue NE
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663

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Born: August 14, 1948
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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Janette Gundy posted on 1/3/20

Dear Ron, Joe and families, I was so very sad to hear of your lovely Mother's passing. She was such a dear soul, so kind and thoughtful. I have so many lovely memories of times spent with the Gundys and the Sheperds. My deepest sympathy.

 

Jill (Devine) & Tim Coverdale posted on 12/27/19

So sorry for your loss, prayers and hugs to you all.

 

Bruce Vansickle posted on 12/26/19

To Diana’s Family, My deepest condolences and sympathy at Diana’s passing. She and graduated from TVHS in ‘66. I remember her as a kind individual. RIP Diana.

 

Ronanne Hohler posted on 12/26/19

Ron & Joe , I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a very nice lady. May she rest in peace.

 

Kristi posted on 12/25/19

To the Sheperd family I'm sorry about your loss. I worked with Diana at Dr. Nwizu's. She was a very caring and compassionate person.

 

Paul & Cathy Rennie posted on 12/24/19

Sorry for your loss

 

Paul & Cathy Rennie posted on 12/24/19

To the Shepherd Family, Diana was a true Friend to both of us, always came to the farm to see us and never forgot our Birthdays, we will miss her very much, a great woman. You have our Deepest Sympathy, so sorry for your loss

 

Debbie corwin posted on 12/24/19

So sorry for the loss of your mom. What a sweet gal?

 

Melissa Harris posted on 12/24/19

Ron Becky and family our thoughts and prayers are with you through this sad time. Your Mom was one of a kind!!!! I'll never forget that Halloween she came up on the porch and hugged Chris he had no idea who she was! She thought it was hilarious. Sending hugs and love to you all.

 

Mary Russell posted on 12/24/19

I was so sorry to hear of Diana's passing. I went to school with her at Tusky Valley and have known her for years. I just read her obituary this morning and am so sorry I won't be able to get to calling hours. May God give you comfort in this loss.

 

Clayton Peoples posted on 12/23/19

Diana was a kind and generous person who spent much of her time in service to others. The world lost a wonderful person with her passing, and she will be missed by many.

 

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