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Joan Lovett Shephard

Joan Lovett Shephard (nee Garford), 94, of Elyria, passed away Monday, September 10, 2018 at Falling Water Nursing Home, following a brief illness. She was born February 12, 1924 in Elyria and was a lifelong resident of Elyria.

Joan enjoyed painting and playing the piano.

Survivors include her daughter, Cheryl Westbrook of Hollie, Michigan; son, Carl III (Brenda) of Strongsville; numerous grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Jr. in 2011; parents, Harry and Margaret Garford (nee Rowe) and three sisters.

There will be no visitation or services.

Arrangements were entrusted to The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria, 440-322-4626.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

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