Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Obituary - Dorothy L. Sheppard

Dorothy L. Sheppard, age 94, went peacefully in her sleep at Colonial Oaks Assisted Living, Spring Hill, KS on November 30, 2022. Even though we will surely miss her, we know she is in the loving hands of our Lord. 

Funeral Services will be held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, MO at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 8, 2022, with visitation from 10-11:00 a.m. prior to the service. 

Burial to follow in the Landaker Cemetery in Lowry City, MO. Memorial contributions can be made to the Landaker Cemetery or the Truman Lake Cancer Fund and can be left in the care of the funeral home.

Dorothy was born to William and Veta (Callahan) McLerran on March 13, 1928 at her home in Brownington, MO. She taught school for two years in her early years, assisted her first husband in his car business and also was the church secretary for the Clinton Christian Church for many years; a job which she dearly loved.

Dorothy married Buel H. Bunch on May 1, 1948; they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary just a few days before his death on May 25, 1998. Dorothy was married to Thoburn (Toby) Sheppard on October 25, 2001, and he preceded her in death in 2015.

Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Anita (Bill) Bloodgood, Spring Hill, KS and son, David (Debbie) Bunch of Tightwad, MO, three grandsons, Brandon Bloodgood, Jason Bloodgood, Brett (Michelle) Bloodgood, granddaughter, Nicole Bunch and eight great grandchildren, Mackenzy Bloodgood, Gage Bloodgood, Chase Bloodgood, Jeremy Bloodgood, Mason Bloodgood, Addison Bloodgood, Emery Bloodgood and Noah Hamilton.

She is also survived by her sister, Treva Hermance, Colorado, and brother, Bill (Peggy) McLerran, Ozark, MO. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Floyd McLerran.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home in Clinton, Missouri.

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