Elizabeth Shepherd, 76 years of age, passed away Thursday, December 12, 2013 at St. Vincent's Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. Born in Slagle, West Virginia on May 13, 1937, she was the daughter of the late William and Ruth (Sellers) Summers. A homemaker, she had been a longtime Mantua resident. A former member of the Geauga Lake Baptist Church, and the Mantua Country Baptist Church, she loved the Lord and attending church. Her family will also remember the joy that Mrs. Shepherd found in cooking for family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband John Shepherd in 1994 and a daughter Joy Shepherd in 2011.
Survivors include 3 daughters Janet Little of Cleveland, Susan (Fred) Cumberledge of Mantua and Tina (Andrew) Rattray of Auburn Township, brothers Elmer and John Summers, 4 grandchildren, Ashley, Leslie, John and Jackson, and 2 great-grandchildren Bayleigh and Jace. Funeral services for Mrs. Shepherd will be held Monday, December 16, 2013 in the Chapel of Green Family Funeral Home & Crematory Service in Mantua, where visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. until service time. Final resting place will follow at Westlawn Cemetery in Mantua Township. Her obituary may be viewed at www.greenfamilyfuneralhome.com.
(Green Family Funeral Home & Crematory Service, 330-274-3145, RC 12-14-13)