Artie M. Shepherd, 97, of Oklahoma City passed peacefully from this life on April 20, 2021. Services have been entrusted to the care of Memorial Park Funeral Home and a celebration of her life is scheduled for Wednesday, April 28 th at 2pm at Arlington Memory Gardens located at 3400 N Midwest Blvd, Oklahoma City. Public visitation will be held on Wednesday morning April 28 th from 9am-12pm at Memorial Park Funeral Home at 13313 N. Kelley Ave, Oklahoma City.
Artie Mae Ennis was born on August 3, 1923 in Coalgate, OK to Ben and Nellie (Hoffman) Ennis. She grew up and attended school in Coalgate. On June 2, 1941 she married the love of her life, Henry Shepherd and together they raised a daughter, Anita E. Shepherd. In the late 1960’s the family relocated to Midwest City and a few years later Artie accepted a position as a Vanda Beauty Counselor. Henry passed away in 1973, but Artie was able to provide for herself and remain independent for decades. Artie retired from Vanda in the early 2000’s after nearly 35 year career.
Artie was a wonderful woman with a kind demeanor. She was always very social and she made friends easily. Artie’s faith was important to her and she was a long-time member of Mimosa Heights Christian Church in Oklahoma City. She enjoyed tending to her garden and was happiest when she was surrounded by her family. She will truly be missed by all who knew her.
Artie Mae Shepherd was preceded in death by her parents Bill and Nellie Ennis; husband Henry Shepherd; daughter Anita Kretzschmar; and a brother Richard Ennis. She is survived by her grandson Brian Kretzschmar; great-grandson Xavier Kretzschmar; and two siblings: Virgin Ennis and Zelpha Miller; as well as numerous other beloved family members and friends.
Condolences may be sent to the family via an online guestbook at www.MemorialParkOKC.com