Mary D. Shepherd, age 89, of Sauk Centre, Minnesota, and formerly of Shawnee, died peacefully Nov. 8, 2016, surrounded by her family at CentraCare Health Nursing Care Center in Sauk Centre.

Mary D. Shepherd, age 89, of Sauk Centre, Minnesota, and formerly of Shawnee, died peacefully Nov. 8, 2016, surrounded by her family at CentraCare Health Nursing Care Center in Sauk Centre.

Mary Donna Stell was born April 18, 1927, in Paris, Texas, to H.W. and Rachel (James) Stell. She moved to Shawnee in 1933 and graduated from Shawnee High School in 1945. Mary attended Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee. On Feb. 22, 1947, she was united in marriage to Bill E. Shepherd. Mary was an active member of Temple Baptist Church in Shawnee.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Sam and Mary Shepherd of Sauk Centre; eight grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; sister, Judith A. Clifft of Oklahoma City and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Bill E. Shepherd; parents; and two brothers, Jerald Stell and Sidney Stell.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, at Temple Baptist Church with interment to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.