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Lena (Shepherd) Nook

 

Visitation:
Date/Time April 3, 2007/3:00 PM
Location
Ritchie Funeral Home
124 S. Main Street
Lenox, IA 50851

Service:
Date/Time April 4, 2007/2:00 PM
Location
Ritchie Funeral Home
124 S. Main Street
Lenox, IA 50851

 
Funeral services for Lena (Shepherd) Nook, age 94, of Lenox, who died Monday, April 2, 2007 at the Lenox Care Center were held Wednesday, April 4, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Lenox. Interment will be held at Memory Cemetery in New Market. Memorials can be directed to the Lenox Care Center. Memories can be shared with the family on our website at www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Lenox.

Lena Pauline Stogdill was born June 5, 1912 near Leroy, Iowa the daughter of Cyrus Stogdill and Normanda Stogdill. She attended country school and graduated from the eighth grade. Lena was united in marriage to Otho (Short) Shepherd in 1933, and to this union five sons were born, Wilber, Ronald, J.D. Gary and Danny. They settled in the New Market, Iowa area. In early 1952, they moved to Madison, Missouri where Otho passed away in October of 1952.

In September of 1956, Lena was united in marriage to Willie (Bill) Shepherd of Lenox, Iowa. The family moved to a farm southwest of Lenox where step-children, Donald and Joyce joined the family. Upon Bill’s death in 1966, she moved to Corning where she worked at the Rosary Hospital and several area restaurants.

In 1974, Lena moved to Lenox and became a housekeeper. In 1979, she married Ernest Nook, expanding the family to include Clifford, Dwight, Glen, Gerald, Arlene and their families. Upon his death in 1996, she moved to the Sunrise Apartments, until failing health caused her to move into the Lenox Care Center, where she passed away April 2, 2007.

Left to cherish Lena’s memory is a brother, Verlin; her sons and wives, Wilber, J.D. (Rita), Gary (Lou); Danny (Kathy); step-sons and wives, Dwight (Shirley), Glen (Shirley), Gerald (Sandra); step-daughters, Arlene and Joyce; step-daughters-in-law, Twila and Janice; thirty grandchildren; thirty step-grandchildren; forty-four great-great-grandchildren; thirty step-great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Preceding Lena in death are her parents; three husbands, Otho, Bill and Ernest; a son Ronald; a daughter-in-law, Joan Shepherd; two step-sons, Donald Shepherd and Clifford Nook; two step-son-in-laws, Kermit Barnes and Jerry Steddom; three granddaughters, Diana Hyatt, Kamby and Dechelle Hogue; three brothers, Bert, Arly and Bernard; a sister-in-law, Beda Stogdill; three brothers-in-law, Wendell Owens, Kenneth Ballinger and Orval Shepherd; and three sisters, Opal Owens, Pearl Ballinger and Ruby Shepherd.

May God grant comfort and strength to those who mourn Lena’s passing.

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