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Subject: [BRE] Lena Levirl Blickenstaff Stottlemyer Shepley
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2007 02:58:08 EDT


Mrs. Lena Shepley [Emigrated from Ohio to Maryland]

As originally published on Thursday, February 8, 2007, "Frederick News-Post"

Mrs. Lena Levirl Shepley, 90, of Walkersville, Md. died Tuesday, February 6,
2007, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.Lena was born in Tiffin, Ohio, on March
28, 1916, and was the daughter of the late Edward B. and Mabel S. Kline
Blickenstaff.From the time she was two years old, she lived with her foster parents,
the Rev. Irving (Eb Joe) and Annie Marker Stottlemyer.She was preceded in
death by her husband, Floyd Luther Shepley, in 1968.Lena was a member of the
Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, Myersville, and attended the Frederick Church
of the Brethren, where she was a member of the Ladies Home Builders Class, and
she also attended the Glade Valley Church of the Brethren, Walkersville.In
1969, she published a book of poems titled "101 Gems", and in 1986 another poetry
book titled "Inspirations." Many of her poems were published over the years
in the Frederick News-Post and the Middletown Valley Register. She loved her
flower gardens and was very artistic in everything she did.She is survived by
two sons, Larry F. Shepley and Milby Lee Shepley, both of Walkersville; and two
daughters, Judith L. Burrier and husband Larry and Carolyn Ann Wiles, all of
Frederick; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two
great-great-grandsons; and one sister, Dorothy Kline of Washington County.Preceding her in death
were eight brothers and sisters.Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 9, at the Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, Myersville, with
Pastor Donna Ritchey Martin and Pastor Mike Watson officiating.Burial will be in
the adjoining church cemetery.The family will receive friends at the Ricketts
Funeral Home, Myersville, from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.In lieu of flowers, memorial
donations may be made to The Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, P.O. Box
575, Myersville, MD 21773; or Church World Service/CROP, P.O. Box 968, Elkhart,
IN 46515.


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