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Dorothy Jane Shepherd

Obituary for Dorothy Jane Shepherd

April 14, 2019


Dorothy Jane Shepherd, age 87, the beloved daughter of Ellwood V. Allen and Lugretta Trumbore died on April 14th. She was the wife of the late Wilmer S. Shepherd, founder of the Shepherd Corresponding School in Philadelphia. They traveled to conferences around the country to meet his customers. Wilmer wrote a sci-fi book honoring her called the Fountain of Youth. They lived in Olney and attended Melrose Carmel Presbyterian Church. She graduated from Philadelphia Bible Institute with her girlfriends Ronnie Basic and Selma Doerr. Together they organized Junior Church at Temple Presbyterian in Philadelphia. They taught a large group of children. In 1967, they moved a Hillsboro Beach Condo.

Dorothy was widowed for many years and decided to move inland to be closer to her church. She attended First Presbyterian Church of Coral Springs. She kept herself busy teaching summer bible school, Wednesday Suppers and helping out wherever she was needed. She will be sorely missed by her three brothers and one sister. She is also survived by cousins scattered around the country. She will be missed by her friends who on Wednesdays played games and fellowshipped together.

Dorothy's Life Celebration will be held on Thursday, April 18th, from 1 – 3 PM at the Dunn Givnish Life Celebration Home, 378 South Bellevue Ave, Langhorne, PA 19047. Interment will take place in Florida at a later date where Dorothy's will join her husband.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army or Keswick in Whiting, NJ.

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378 South Bellevue Avenue
Langhorne, PA 19047
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