Lois Shepard passed away on July 19, 2019.
She was born on May 15, 1930, to Mary and Nathan Bartell. Lois had two sisters, Sarah and Francis. Lois graduated from Glenville High School and attended Fenn Business College. She worked for the Navy Department, Mt. Sinai Hospital and the Bernard R. Shepard Agency.
On July 26, 1953, Lois married Berny Shepard, the love of her life. For over 50 years, they celebrated their lives together. After the passing of her husband, Lois became a licensed insurance agent and president of the Bernard R. Shepard Agency. She wrote and serviced existing agency clients.
Lois and Berny traveled the world together. They were avid boaters, spending time with each other and friends.
Lois enjoyed playing cards and mahjong with her friends almost every day.
Lois was a devoted mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Lois and Berny had two sons, Neil (Starr), and Michael (Janet), who had passed away on April 26, 2001. Sean, Morgan, Ryan and Shaefer are her beloved, adored and precious grandchildren.
Lois had a special love for all her nieces and nephews especially the Greenberg clan, Dr. Leslie and Betty Greenberg, Joel and Jan Greenberg, Stanley and Marie Greenberg, and Mrs. Sandy Friedman. To Nancy Agin, my dear friend and her family, all my love.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. July 24 at Berkowitz-Kumin-Bookatz Memorial Chapel, 1985 S. Taylor Road in Cleveland Heights. Interment is at Mount Olive Cemetery.
The family will receive visitors following interment until 9 p.m. July 24 at Landerhaven, 6111 Landerhaven Drive in Mayfield Heights, and from noon to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. July 25 and July 26 at the residence, 120 Fox Hollow Drive, Suite 406, in Mayfield Heights.