Gladys M. Fitz Sheppard, 95, formerly of Philo, passed away January 22^nd 2010 at Summerville Inn at North Hills.
Gladys was born September 7^th, 1914 in Philo, the daughter of the late Clarence and Emma (Seyerle) Fitz. She was owner of Fitz Florist in Philo, a clerk of the Philo Post office for 30 years, a former member of Olive Branch #251, an avid gardener and bridge player and she was a faithful member of the St. Johns Lutheran Church in Philo. She loved spending time with her Large family and her loving Great-Grandchildren.
Gladys is survived by her daughter, Karen Wilson, of Charlotte, N.C. Her grandchildren are Kristine (Brad) Morton, Michael (Lisa) Contois, and Kathleen (Adam) Spivey, her great grandchildren Blake and Ryan Morton and Cole Contois. Her sisters, Dorothy McDermott of Zanesville, Ruth Harris of Madison, IN. and Rose Vivian Fitz of Zanesville, her sisters-in-law Dorothea Fitz of Madison, IN. and Joan Fitz of Zanesville and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded her in death by her husband, Albert Sheppard, who passed away Dec 29, 1989, her brothers, Russell, Kenneth, and Clarence Fitz Jr., and a sister Norma Good.
Visitations will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm Sunday, January 24^th 2010 at the Thompson-Farus Funeral Home, Duncan Falls, where funeral services will be 11 am Monday. Burial will follow in Duncan Falls Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to St. Johns Lutheran Church, PO box 196, Philo, OH 43771.
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