Mari Lynn (Haring) Shepherd

November 09, 1950 ‒ May 16, 2020

Pine Grove, West Virginia
Formerly of Delaware, Ohio

Mari Lynn Shepherd, 69, of Pine Grove, West Virginia and formerly of Delaware, Ohio passed away Saturday morning, May 16, 2020 at her residence.

She was born on November 9, 1950 in Mansfield, Ohio to the late Scott and Madalyn (Newton) Keller and later graduated from Mansfield St. Peter’s High School. She worked as a certified nurse practitioner for 35 years.

Mari was an avid fan of the Columbus Crew and had also worked with the Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband of almost 4 years, David Shepherd; son, Brian Haring of Delaware; step-daughters, Christina Shepherd of Pine Grove, WV and Susan (Chris) Buskirk of Morgantown, WV; brother, Tim (Fran) Keller of Westerville; sister, Helen (Rick) Mitchell of West Salem, Ohio; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

In addition to her parents, Mari was preceded in death by her first husband of 29 years, Samuel “Sam” Haring and her sister Rita Cater.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, private family funeral services will be held. Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery next to her first husband Sam.

Contributions in Mari’s memory may be made to the Special Olympics of Delaware County, 7991 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center, OH 43035.

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center is honored to serve the family.

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  • We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Mari, our sister in Christ. She was a sweet lady. We will miss seeing her!
    We are keeping Dave & her family close in heart & prayers.
    Much Love from Mike & Shirley

  • Everyone loved Mari. She was so sweet and funny and talented. I remember many fun times with her. She knew every 60’s song , and loved the Lord. She gave of herself to all who knew her. I look forward to seeing her some day. She will be happy, joyous, and free. She will play her guitar and we will sing the old songs. We will laugh a lot and eat anything we want. I can hardly wait. May we remember only the good times, and know that we had a generous, loving girl for too short a time. To all the others who knew and loved her—thank God for sending her to us and know she is in Heaven. Love and God bless, Margy Sharrock Leonard

  • Very saddened to learn of Mari’s passing. She was such a optimistic women who always
    greeted you with a smile. My wife and I had many joyous times with both Mari and her son Brian. Going out to dinner as well as many Columbus Crew games were enjoyed through the years. No doubt she will me missed by all who knew her.
    Love and Gold bless Mari, Larry Evans

  • Condolences to Brian, David and all of Mari’s family, so sorry to hear of Mari’s passing. We were childhood friends and I have a lot of memories of her. We maintained our friendship for over fifty years. She always enjoyed visiting Lake Erie and we had fun times with her and Sam.