Arlys Lavonne (Rawlins) Shepard, 86, of Newton passed away on August 30th, 2020 at Park Centre where she had been a resident for the last five years.
Arlys, the daughter of Mildred and Archie Rawlins, was born on August 13, 1934, and attended country schools and Newton High School. Arlys married Elmer Shepard in 1957. They resided in Newton, where she spent many of her working years at the Newton Daily News and Brierly McCall Attorneys at Law. In her later years, she spent many hours playing golf, reading, and caring for her flowers and yard. Arlys enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Archie L. Rawlins and Delmar Rawlins. She is survived by her husband; daughters, Vickie (Richard) Hegwood and Vonda (Ron) Taylor; her son, Eric Shepard; her sister, Norma Altemeier, who resides in Newton; and four grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
The Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory in Newton is handling the arrangements. No memorial service is planned at this time.
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