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Eda Sheppard

Public viewing for Eda Jean Sheppard, 99, Smith Center, who died Sunday at Parkside Home in Hillsboro, was to be from 1 to 6 p.m. today at Jost Funeral Home, Hillsboro.

A private graveside service is planned for Fairview Cemetery near Smith Center.

She was born to Leslie and Saloma (Baker) Lippitt in Joplin, Missouri.

She married R.G. Sheppard on June 28, 1945, in Joplin.

Survivors include sons Mike Sheppard, Olathe, and Dave Sheppard, Hillsboro; daughter Debbie Evangelidis, Manhattan; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Her husband preceded her in death.

Memorials have been established with Shari Flaming Center for the Arts at Tabor College and Smith County Memorial Hospital, 921 E US-36, Smith Center, KS, 66967.

The family has asked that online condolences be left at

Last modified Jan. 13, 2021