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Esther Scott Sheppard

Esther Scott Sheppard

Jan 13th, 1927 - Oct 21st, 2021
  • Birth Date: Jan 13th, 1927
  • Death Date: Oct 21st, 2021
  • Funeral Date: Oct 28th, 2021
  • Location: Lower Marsh Creek Presbyterian Church
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Esther N. Scott Sheppard was born in Hanover in January 1927. She was
the fourth of seven children born to Lee Amos and Esther Naomi (Wolf)
Krout.  In July 1955 Esther married Robert L.Scott at Lower Marsh Creek
Presbyterian Church and was married to Robert for 31 years until Dec 1986
when he predeceased her.  She has two daughters, Martha Halter and Mary
Bair and her husband, Jeffrey and two grandsons, Matthew Halter and
Josiah  Bair.  Josiah and his wife Aubrey Bair gave Esther two great
grandsons, Grayson and Gage Bair.  In June 1989, Esther was filled
with joy when she married a widower, David F. Sheppard at Lower Marsh
Creek Presbyterian Church.  Dave's children include David Sheppard, Jr.
and predeceased wife, Karen Sheppard, Paul Sheppard and wife Amy and
Beth Scott and predeceased husband, Richard Scott. Esther and Dave have
been married for 32 years. Esther has many Krout and Scott nieces and
nephews as well as 6 Sheppard grandchildren, 13 Sheppard great
grandchildren and her sister, Hazel Wierman. Esther was predeceased by
her sisters, Thelma Brown, Mabel Cluck, Beatrice Krise, Jean Strausser
and her brother, Lee Krout.

Esther graduated from Littlestown High School and was a bookkeeper for
over 20 years for Garretson Tile Co.  She was an auditor in Highland
township.  Esther worked at the polls during various elections. She
helped with 4-H with various cooking and sewing projects and was in AARP
chorus.  She also faithfully served in her church as a Sunday School teacher for many years.

Funeral Service is 11 A.M. Thursday, Oct 28, at Lower Marsh Creek
Presbyterian Church, Gettysburg, with Pastor Mark Englund-Krieger officiating. 
Viewing is 10-11 Thursday at the church.  Interment is in the church
cemetery.  Memorials in Esther's name may be sent to her church at 1865
Knoxlyn Rd., Gettysburg, PA  17325.  Online condolences may be shared on

David and JoAnn Conway
Nov 6th, 2021 2:50 am
We are deeply sorry to hear of Esther's homegoing. We are comforted to know she is with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We miss her and will be praying for the Lord to comfort Dave, Mary, and the family during this difficult time. We love you all.
Norma Calhoun
Nov 3rd, 2021 8:18 pm
My deepest sympathy to Martha, Mary and Dave on the loss of your beautiful mother and wife. I knew her only through my annual visits on behalf of the Land Conservancy, but she was always kind and welcoming. We will miss her friendly face on future visits.

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