Linda Jean Sheppard, 68

JAN. 16, 1944-MARCH 17, 2012

March 19, 2012

Linda Jean Sheppard, 68, of Hagerstown, Md., died Saturday, March 17, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center.

Born Jan. 16, 1944, in Cumberland, Md., she was the daughter of Betty Skidmore Gray and the late Ralph E. Gray.

She was a 1962 graduate of Wheaton High School.

Linda was employed with F&M Bank for 35 years as a bank teller.

She was a member of Valley Assembly of God Christian Life Center.

Linda loved to crochet and gardening.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 50 years, Samuel M. Sheppard Sr.; daughter, Tamarah Hose and husband, Kenneth; son, Samuel M. Sheppard Jr. and wife, Victoria; sister, Jayne Huskey; brother, Ralph Gray Jr.; grandchildren, Jeremy and wife, Jacalyn, and Andrew.

She was preceded in death by sister, Sharon Stepheson.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. Pastor Robert C. Jones will officiate. Burial will be in Brownsville Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Wednesday at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m.

In addition to flowers, memorial donations may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004.

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