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Sandusky, OH 44870
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Hester Irene (Lenker) Shepherd

Hester Irene (Lenker) Shepherd, 97, residing in Sandusky, passed away peacefully Friday morning, June 22, 2018 at Stein Hospice Care Center.

Hester was born on August 18, 1920 in Elizabethville, PA to the late George and Clara Lenker.

Hester was a 1938 graduate from her class in Pennsylvania. She was storekeeper second class in the US Navy during WWII. Hester was co-owner of Recreational Sales. She was a member of Columbus Avenue United Methodist Church, Amvets, and the American Legion. In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening, playing and listening to music and spending time with family and friends.

Hester is survived by her three sons, Randy (Jan) Shepherd of Oregon, Don (Marsha) Shepherd of Sandusky and Robert (Michelle) Shepherd of North Fairfield; grandchildren, Matthew, Kelly and Michelle; great-grandchildren, JD and Charlie and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

In addition to her parents, Hester is preceded in death by her husband, Jack Shepherd in 1996 and five brothers.

Friends may call on Monday, June 25, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Groff Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1607 E Perkins Ave, Sandusky. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 11:00 am. Pastor Erin Porter of Columbus Avenue United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will follow in Meadow Green Memorial Park, Huron.

Those wishing to contribute to Hester's memory may do so to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH, 44870.

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