Eula Catherine (Coffman) Shepard, 97, Overbrook: March 19, 1925 – April 17, 2022 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Eula Catherine (Coffman) Shepard, 97, Overbrook: March 19, 1925 – April 17, 2022

OVERBROOK, Kan. – Eula Catherine (Coffman) Shepard, 97, passed away on Sunday, April 17, 2022, at her home in Overbrook, Kan. She was born March 19, 1925, in rural Carbondale, Kan., the daughter of Claire John and Elda Flo Coffman.

Eula graduated from Carbondale High School in 1942.

On Jan. 23, 1946, Eula was united in marriage to LeRoy Israel Shepard, in Carbondale. They shared more than 45 years of marriage before LeRoy passed away April 7, 1991. To this union they shared two children, John LeRoy and Linda Catherine.

After high school, Eula worked for Singer Sewing Machine Company as a seamstress. She was a seamstress all of her life and was known by many in the community as the “Raggedy Ann Doll Lady” because she made dolls for many children, as well as alterations. Eula was a partner with her husband, LeRoy; they owned and operated Shep’s Enterprises, selling cars and boats for more than 25 years in Overbrook. Eula was a member of the Grace Community Church, which she enjoyed, but most of all, she loved being a devoted and caring wife, mother and grandmother.

Eula was preceded in death by her husband, LeRoy; parents, Claire and Elda; and sister, Velma Jane Vann.

Eula is survived by her son, John LeRoy Shepard, of Overbrook; daughter, Linda Catherine (Thomas) Prockish, Topeka; five grandchildren, Jennifer, Corey, Richard, Ashla and Eustacia; and 13 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at Grace Community Church, Overbrook. The family will receive friends 1 p.m. until service time. Burial will be in Overbrook Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to Grace Community Church, and sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Condolences can be left at


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