Allan Noel Sheppard

December 25, 1940August 8, 2018

Allan Sheppard, 77, on Wednesday, August 8, 2018.

Beloved husband of Esther Elfriede (nee Heilmann) Sheppard and loving father of Noah Luke Sheppard. He also leaves a daughter-in-law, Kristen Joy (nee Scro) Sheppard.

A native St. Louisan, growing up in Jennings, he earned his B.S. in Applied Mathematics at University of Missouri – Rolla, Teacher Certification from University of Missouri – Columbia, M.S. in Applied Mathematics at SUNY - Albany, and Ed.D. in Instructional Systems Technology at Indiana University.

Prior to teaching, he was a 1st Lieutenant in the Army Corps of Engineers. He taught in junior and senior high schools, community colleges, and universities. He was also a programmer analyst and co-owner of a company that wrote software for DEC minicomputers. He served as a trustee for Judson Manor Subdivision in Chesterfield for many years and in the late 90s represented Ward I on the Chesterfield City Council. He rounded out his work experiences as a TSA screener.

Among other interests, he was an avid gardener. He was a resident at the Missouri Veterans’ Home – St. Louis when he passed into his eternal home with Our Lord and Savior.

Visitation will be held at 3:00 PM, and a memorial service will follow at 4:00 PM. on Tuesday, August 14, at Arlington United Methodist Church, 3770 McKelvey Rd., Bridgeton, MO 63044. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Arlington UMC or the St. Louis Veterans’ Home Committee, 3905 Germania St., St. Louis, MO 63116.

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  • Visitation Tuesday, August 14, 2018
  • Memorial Service Tuesday, August 14, 2018

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Sivasailam Thiagarajan

August 12, 2018

I first met Allan when both of us enrolled in graduate school at Indiana University in Bloomington. All these many years, he has been my first and best friend in the USA. To me, he best represents all that is great about our country, especially the Midwest.