Gala Ann Lesher Sheppard Evans, 71, of Russellville passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2018.
She was the youngest child born to the late George Raymond and Stella Virginia Pyatt Lesher on November 23, 1946 in Oak Hill, WV.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her first husband and father to her beloved children, William Bill Sheppard and her second husband, the love of her life, Wilfred Evans. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Gene Lesher; sister and brother-in-law, Naomi and Roy Matheney as well as sister-in-laws, Betty, Dot and Jessie Lesher.
Being first widowed at the age of 50, Gala went to school and obtained a degree that lead to a successful career as a LPN. She was also the primary caregiver to her son, William Billy Sheppard.
Left to miss her beautiful smile and to cherish each and every memory is her children and grandchildren whom she adored, Cheryl (Dwayne) Dufour, William Sheppard, Mark Sheppard; grandchildren, Cecily, Jarren (Ashley) Dufour, Marcus, Coby, and Kelli Sheppard; great grandchildren, Wyatt, Emma and Landon; siblings, Josephine (Orville) Parker, Fonda (Alfred) Parker, George (Shirley) Lesher, Joe Lesher and sister-in-law, Judy Arborgast; stepdaughters, Cindy Collins , Tina Walkup and families along with numerous nieces and nephews. The whole extended family spent many vacations, holidays and family time together creating wonderful memories of singing, laughter and love of our Lord. She will be extremely missed by her special nieces and travel companions, Doris and Sandy.
Graveside service will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Wallace Memorial Mausoleum, Clintonville with her nephew Pastor Danny Parker officiating. Online condolences www.wallaceandwallacefh.com.
Published on January 25, 2018