Edith I. Shepard

Edith I. Shepard, 87, of Altoona died Friday at Golden Living Center-Hillview surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Altoona, a daughter of the late William and Anna (Lind) Luke. She was twice married, first to Mahlon Hauk who died in 1948; then, she married Richard Shepard in 1955. He preceded her in death in 1996.

Surviving are her daughter, Donna Ritts of Altoona; four grandchildren: Vicki Notaro (Dennis) of San Diego, Lori McGeary (Kevin) of Altoona, Billy Olson of Altoona and Chelsea Ritts of Altoona; two great-grandsons: Justin McGeary (Tania) and Kevin McGeary; and one great-great-grandson, Malachi McGeary, all of Altoona.

She was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Mel Ritts.

Edie was a member of First Lutheran Church, Altoona.

She was self-employed until retiring in 2005 as owner/operator of Fleck’s Dress Shop, Juniata, which was family-owned for more than 100 years.

Friends will be received from 11 a.m. until the 1 p.m. funeral service on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at Mauk and Yates Funeral Home Inc., Juniata, with the Rev. Thomas Ekstrand officiating. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery.