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Merna Mae (Henson) Shepler

February 14, 1928 ~ January 3, 2021 (age 92)


Merna Mae Shepler, age 92 of Metropolis, Illinois passed away at 9:50 am on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at the Metropolis Nursing and Health Care Center. Merna Mae Henson was born to Henry and Nana (Throgmorton) Henson on February 14, 1928 in Metropolis, IL. She married Arthur Shepler on December 10, 1949, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Henson of Brookport, IL and were married for 63 years before his passing.

Graveside services will be held at 12 noon on Wednesday, January 6, 2020 at the Metropolis Memorial Gardens with Rev. David Siere officiating. There will be no visitation. Friends are asked to meet at the cemetery. We ask that those attending wear a face covering and practice customarily accepted social distancing.

Merna was a member of First Baptist Church in Brookport and the Eastern Star. She enjoyed crocheting and participating in the WMU group at church. Merna loved her family and enjoyed raising her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Merna is survived by her children, Henry Shepler and wife Chris, Dr. Chris Shepler and wife Peggy, Marsha Krueger and husband John; grandchildren, David (Debra) Shepler, Lisa (Chad) Murray, Rachel (John) Seydilitz, Stephen (Ronda) Shepler, Jared (Amy) Krueger, Paul (Lydia) Shepler, Daniel Shepler, Caitlin (Jeff) Korte; great grandchildren, Cody (Hannah) Harris, Brandon (Madison) Murphy, Nicholas Shepler, Will, Brook, and Caleb Seydilitz, Hannah and Whalyn Krueger, Brady, Blake and Brylie Shepler, Sophia Murray, Hannah Shepler, Curtis Shepler, Rhett Korte; great-great grandchildren, Camden, Harlen and Keller Harris, Eden and Ezra Murphy; step grandchildren, Paula Basham, Bradley and Michael West; step great grandchildren, Emilee Korte and Thomas Bosecker; several nieces and nephews.

Merna was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters, Alma Schneider, Karen Skinner, Lenoris Russell, Ellen Orr and Eulean Baker; brother, Bud Henson.

Memorial contributions may be given in Merna’s name to First Baptist Church of Brookport Building Fund, 700 Pell Road, Brookport, IL, 62910.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at

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Graveside Service
January 6, 2021

12:00 PM
Metropolis Memorial Gardens


First Baptist Church of Brookport Building Fund
700 Pell Road, Brookport IL 62910

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