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Ruth Ann Shepard


Published: January 21, 2017 5:00 AM

TOLEDO -- Ruth Ann (Little) Shepard, 62, of Toledo, passed away on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at the University of Toledo Medical Center.

She was born Nov. 13, 1954, to Kenneth and Ida (Shonk) Little in Millersburg, and graduated from Hiland High School. She married her beloved husband, Alan Shepard, who preceded her in death.

Ruth Ann Shepard

Ruth Ann worked at Jobst Institute for 18 years and later at Fairfield Inn & Suites. She was an avid Ohio State fan.

Left to cherish her memory, are children, Jennifer (Greg Anderson) Blakemore-Anderson, Bubba (Racheal) Henry, Stephen Crews and Chelsea Crews; grandchildren, Anthony (Melissa) Anderson, Cameron Blakemore, Killian Blakemore, K.J. Henry, Alexis Henry, Dakota Crews, and soon to be born in February, Jemma Henry; siblings, Paul (Raynola) Little, Richard (Rose) Little, Mary Jane (Jim) Neukam, Roland Little and Dennis (Sue) Little.

In addition to her husband, Ruth was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Jeffrey Blakemore; and her parents.

Funeral services are Saturday, Jan. 14 at Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 701 N. Main St., Walbridge 43465 (419-666-3121).

Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. Online condolences to the family may be made at www.witzlershankfh.com.

In the words of Ruth Shepard "Go Bucks!"

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