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D. Pauline Shepp

Jan 31, 2013

D. Pauline Shepp, 96, Mt. Pleasant, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 at Park Place Elder Living in Mt. Pleasant.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, at the First United Methodist Church, Mt. Pleasant. The Rev. Herbert G. Shafer will officiate. Burial will be in the Forest Home Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the church where the family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. The Kimzey Funeral Home, Mt. Pleasant, is assisting with the arrangements.

Those considering an expression of sympathy may direct memorials to First United Methodist Church, Iowa Wesleyan College or the Midwest Old Threshers Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to www.kimzeyfuneralhome.com

She was born Sept. 20, 1916, in Keosauqua. She was the daughter of Herbert Bundy and Bessie Amelia (Dundore) Carroll. She received her grade school education in Pulaski and Bloomfield. She attended Callahan Junior High in Des Moines, while her father served as an Iowa State Senator. She graduated from Keosauqua High School in 1934 and spent the first year out of high school helping her father in the news office where he was the owner and editor of the Keosauqua Republican. She graduated from Iowa Wesleyan College in Mt. Pleasant in 1939 where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. Her first teaching job was in Sperry. She served as a stenographer at the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant in Middletown. She then served as assistant dean of women during World War II while teaching English, typing and business classes. She also taught pre-school.

She married Robert Thompson Shepp on July 8, 1943, at St. Paul’s Methodist Church in Cedar Rapids. He preceded her in death.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Grace Circle of the United Methodist Women. She was a Sunday school teacher and active in other church activities. She was also a member of the Henry County Health Center Auxiliary and volunteered at the HCHC information desk. She was a member of the PTA, served as a Girl Scout co-leader and as an officer of the Fortnightly Club. Reading books and playing bridge were among her favorite hobbies.

Survivors include one daughter, Melinda (Alan) Huisinga of Mt. Pleasant; one granddaughter; and one great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by her husband and one grandson, Chad Michael Huisinga.

 

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