Mary L. Shipherd

RANDOLPH, N.Y. – Mary L. Shipherd, 82, of Church Street, Randolph, passed away Saturday, (Oct. 5, 2013), in WCA Hospital.

She was born Nov. 17, 1930, in Corydon, Pa., the daughter of the late Richard and Clara Sopak Newark.

Mary was a 1948 graduate of Randolph Central School, and was a home maker.

She was a member of the Randolph United Presbyterian Church, Randolph Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary and Randolph Grange. Mary enjoyed cooking, spending time with her family, playing cards and watching her grandchildren play sports.

Surviving are two sons: Richard Shipherd and wife, Charlene of Rochester, N.Y., and Robert Shipherd and wife, Sheila of Randolph; a daughter, Betty Fowler and husband, James of Hamlin, N.Y.; son inlaw, Randel Goff of Randolph; nine grandchildren: Matthew Shipherd, Joseph Fowler, Melissa Marquardt, Todd Fowler, Michelle Shipherd, Jessica Goff, Daniel Goff, Alex Shipherd and Ryan Shipherd; as well as five great grandchildren.

She was preceded by her parents; her husband, Herbert Shipherd, whom she married on June 3, 1949, and who preceded her on March 30, 1989; and a daughter, Linda Goff onJan. 11, 2011.

The family will receive friends from 24 p.m. and 68 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, in the VanRensselaer & Son Funeral Home, Randolph. Funeral services will be held from the funeral home at 11 a.m. Friday. The Rev. Lesley Latham will officiate. Burial will follow in the Randolph Cemetery.

To leave a condolence, log onto www. vanrensselaerandsonfuneralhome. com. Memorials may be sent to the Randolph Volunteer Fire Company, 72 Main St., Randolph, NY 14772.