Allen B Shepard

Funeral Services for 78-year old Allen B Shepard of Rushville, NE, will be Thursday, Jan 30, 2020 at 2 PM at the Morse Memorial Methodist Church in Rushville with Pastor Paul Smith officiating.

Burial with Military Honors will be held in Fairview Cemetery in Rushville.

Memorials may be given to the Morse Memorial Methodist Church of Rushville in memory of Allen B. Shepard in care of the Chamberlain Pier Funeral Home at PO Box 366, Gordon, NE 69343.

Online condolences may be made a chamberlainchapel.com.

Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home of Gordon is in charge of arrangements.

Allen B. Shepard was born on Nov 29, 1941 to Lester and Florence Shepard in Rushville and died Jan 21, 2020, at his home in Rushville.

Allen graduated from Rushville High School in 1960 and later from Milford Trade School. He married LaVera Reinmuth on June 26, 1966 in Rushville and together they moved to Las Vegas, NV, where they adopted their daughter, Christina.

Allen worked for Sunshield Awning in Las Vegas for some 30 years before retiring. He and LaVera then relocated back to Rushville at the end of 2005.

Allen was a Vietnam veteran, serving in the U.S. Army as a part of the First Division, the “Big Red One,” and was awarded both infantry and Vietnam medals.

He was involved in the Optimist Club in Las Vegasand was a member of the United Methodist Church in Rushville.

Allen was preceded in death by his parents, brother Thomas Shepard, father-in-law Floyd Reinmuth, mother-in-law Ida Reinmuth, and brothers-in-law Gerald and Dale Reinmuth.

Allen is survived by his wife LaVera Shepard; his daughter Christina (Lee); his sisters, Julie Ryan of Meadville, PA, Linda Hanna (Ken) of Meadville, PA, Jane Williams (Jim) of Las Vegas, NV, Lois Farmer of Newnan, GA; brother Jim Shepard of Las Vegas, NV; his grandchildren, Jeremy, Alyssa, Cody, Kayla, and Skyler; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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