Mrs. Helen Shepherd

July 13, 1926January 12, 2020

COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Helen Olsefski Shepherd, 93, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, with burial in Woodridge Memorial Park. Mrs. Shepherd died Sunday, January 12, 2020. Born in Ithaca, NY, she was a daughter of the late Frank Olsefski and Eleanor Drastell Olsefski. She was a faithful mother and pastor’s wife.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Rev. Raymond Francis Shepherd. Surviving are her daughters, Suzanne H. Douglas (C.A. Douglas) of Heath Springs, SC and Karen E. Shepherd of Columbia, SC; grandchildren, Amber Douglas of Fort Mill, SC and Jonathan Smoak of West Union, SC; great-grandchildren, Ashley Martin, Ava Plyler, Levi Plyler, Aspen Plyler, and Oakley Plyler.

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