Elaine R. Shepard

Elaine R. Shepard, age 79, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, April 25, 2019 at Noyes Memorial Hospital.

Elaine was born November 4, 1939 in Wayland, a daughter of Harold & Virginia (Morsch) Kiesl. She was a graduate of Wayland Central School. She was formerly employed at FA Owen Publishing, AB Cowles, Johnson Burnwell and Dansville Dimensions. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sisters-in-law, Barbara Faith and Peggy Shepard; 3 brothers-in-law, Peter Faith Sr., Butch Johnson and Richard Shepard.

She enjoyed cross stitch, crocheting, Word Search Puzzles, camping, long rides, holidays and summer picnics, but most of all she loved spending time with her family.

She is survived by her loving husband, William A. "Shep" Shepard; her children, Mark (Susan) Shepard, Chris (Karen) Shepard & Susanne (Steve) Rovida; 3 grandchildren, Aaron Shepard,  Briana Shepard and Allison Fox; her brothers & sisters, Harold & Mary Kiesl, Shirley Johnson, Beverly & Ronald Robinson, Donna & Gene Zigenfus, Tom & Terry Kiesl, Jerry & Dawn Kiesl; her brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law, Pat & Paul Larkin, David (Scott Allen) Shepard & Lisa Shepard; and nieces, nephews & cousins.

Friends may call 7-9 pm Monday, April 29th at the Walter E. Baird & Sons Funeral Home, 300 West Naples St., Wayland, where funeral services will be held 11 am, Tuesday. Burial will be in the Village Cemetery, Wayland.

Contributions are gratefully accepted to the "Be the Match.org" (Bone Marrow Registry). 500 N. 5th St. • Minneapolis, MN 55401-1206 or American Diabetes Assoc., 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202.