Jun 09, 1943---May 07, 2024

Richard Guy Sheppard, 80, Olathe, KS, passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2024. The Funeral Liturgy will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, 13720 Roe Ave, Leawood, KS.

Richard was born June 9, 1943, in Woodward, IA, the son of Guy and Mary Sheppard. He lived in various locations in Iowa, then moved to Overland Park in 1993 and Grapevine, TX in 1997 before returning to the Kansas City area in 2005. Richard spent his career in the savings and loan industry and retired in 2005 from the Office of Thrift Supervision for the United States government. Richard was a member of United Methodist Church of the Resurrection. Richard enjoyed fishing, hunting, and spending time with close friends and family.

He was preceded in death by his parents. Richard is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary Katherine Doidge, four children and their spouses, Marcy and Paul Bessman, Brad and Lesley Sheppard, Steve and Yanina Sheppard, Mike and Darcie Sheppard, brother and his wife, Robert and Dorine Sheppard, brother, Maurice Sheppard, sister, Janice Seals, six grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to the Parkinson's Foundation. The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. Donations can be made online at Parkinsons.org. Condolences may be expressed at:  www.porterfuneralhome.com


Funeral Service
United Church of the Resurrection
13720 Roe Ave
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May 22, 2024
1:00 PM
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