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Nora M. (Coon) Shephard


Lewis & Gillum Funeral Homes

202 Maple Ave., Oak Hill, Ohio 45656

(p) 740-682-6696

Nora M. (Coon) Shephard, age 79 passed away Sunday, February 21, 2021 at her home. She was born February 3, 1942 in Oak Hill to the late Wilfred and Irene (Radabaugh) Coon.

Nora attended Oak Hill schools. After school she met Ronnie Shephard Sr. and together they started their family and owned and operated the family Logging business while raising their children. She enjoyed fishing and being around her family. Her son, Ronnie Jr. and daughter-in-law, Samantha cared for her the last four months of her life. She will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her children, Karen (Steve) Adkins, Ronnie Jr. (Samantha) Shephard, Herman Shephard, Melinda (Jeff) Miller, all of Oak Hill; twelve grandchildren; twenty great grandchildren; two brothers, Johnny Coon and Wilbur “Bill” (Carolyn) Coon; sister, Judy Toland; son-in-law, Kevin Johnson; sister-in-law, Patty Coon and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Ronnie Shephard Sr.; daughter, Bonnie Johnson; brother, Dave Coon and two infant siblings; grandson, Robbie Smith; grandson-in-law, Joshua Risner.

Friends may call Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 6-8 PM at the Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home of Oak Hill. Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Friday, February 26, 2021 at the funeral home with Pastor Bryon Carmon officiating. Burial will follow in Hickory Grove Cemetery. Per CDC guidelines and governor recommendations everyone is required to wear a mask and practice proper social distancing. Online condolences may be sent to


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