Shattuck – services for Edith M. Athens, 79, of Shattuck will be 2:30 PM Tuesday at the United Methodist Church, Shattuck with Revs. Udell Wolff and Darrell Hardy officiating. Burial will follow at Bickford Cemetery, northwest of Shattuck under direction of Good Samaritan Funeral Home of Shattuck.
Athens was born November 19, 1916, at Catesby to Frank and Fannie (Graft) Baker and died Saturday, November 11, 1995, at St. Mary's Mercy Hospital.
She attended Catesby schools and graduated from Luther Hill high school in 1935. Athens married Ferman Shephard March 18, 1937, at Arnett. The couple lived and farmed in Catesby until Shephard's death in 1976, when Athens moved to Shattuck.
On September 16,1989, she married Carl J. Athens at Shattuck. She was a homemaker and member of the United Methodist Church of Shattuck,. Athens was involved in the Calico E. H. Club, Sorosis Club, Newman Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and was active with senior citizens and the nursing home where she made countless quilts.
Athens is survived by her husband Carl of the home; son Don Shephard of Shattuck; daughter Lyndell Howell of Alva; step – son Dean Athens of Edmond; brother Ralph Baker of Laverne; six grandchildren and five step – grandchildren; six great – grandchildren and three step – great – grandchildren; many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Ferman Shepherd.
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