July 21, 2021

Anita Dalton Shepherd, age 87, of Middletown, Ohio passed away Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at Atrium Medical Center where she had been a patient for two weeks.

Anita was born July 3, 1933 in Big Stone Gap, VA and moved to Ohio in 1950. She was employed for 25 years as a cashier at Bloomfield Elementary School of the Trenton School System.

Anita was a gifted pianist and played for many area Southern Gospel Groups as well as many churches over the years. She was a member of the Amanda United Methodist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Elmer William and Bertie Mae (Snodgrass) Dalton; her husband, Hascue Shepherd in 2002; one son, Randy Shepherd in 2020; four brothers, Clarence, Bill, Larry and Danny; and two sisters, Evelyn and Margaret.

She is survived by one daughter, Gina Lynn (David) McClaskey; Gerald Dalton (brother), Louisville, KY and Regina Dalton Kreiner (sister) Atlanta, GA; David’s children and grandchildren – Shauna Marie (Brandon) Smith, Kate Elizabeth Jocson and Kara Lynn Shipp— and grandchildren, Bryce, Maci, Isabelle and Wesley; and many extended family and friends.

Visitation was held Saturday, May 1, 2021 at the Quest Church, 6933 Hendrickson Road, Middletown, 45044, followed by services with Rev. Fred Napier and Pastor Ken Henderson officiating.

Private entombment will be at the convenience of the family at Woodside Mausoleum, Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, Ohio. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Amanda United Methodist Church, 1315 Oxford State Road, Middletown, Ohio 45044.

Arrangements by Herr-Riggs Funeral Home, Middletown.