December 9, 2021
Lynne Carol Sheppard
Lynne Carol Sheppard, AP, DOM, 72, of Belleview, Florida passed away November 26, 2021, at Estelle’s Hospice House, Ocala, Florida surrounded by friends. She is survived by her brother Richard Terry, her sister Leslie Terry and Leslie’s daughter, Laura Backus and Laura’s daughters, Madeline and Charlotte.
Lynne was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of the late Richard Sheppard and Patricia Terry. Lynne was an Acupuncture Physician and Doctor of Oriental Medicine. After graduating from Florida School of Acupuncture (now Dragon Rises) in Gainesville, Florida, in 1997, she opened the Whole Health Institute in Belleview, Florida successfully caring for her patients until her retirement in 2021.
She has resided in Marion County, Florida since 1976, and early on, was a successful horse trainer/riding instructor. She was a founding member of STRIDE (a local dressage club) along with her best friends, Jill and Dan Tallman. After seeing what acupuncture and homeopathy could do for her animals, (with animals there is no placebo effect), she realized it was time for a career change and decided to help people with the same amazing medicine and results. Even though Lynne changed her career path from animals to people, she never gave up her love of working with animals and continued to support animal rescue shelters across the state. She worked with Great Dane Rescue of Florida for many years and supported the big cat rescue whenever possible.
Lynne will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of calling her Physician and friend. A celebration of life will be held for Lynne in the near future.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, Fl 34420. Condolences may b e left at Hiers-Baxley.com
Dr. Teresita Lumain Repiedad
Dr. Teresita Lumain Repiedad, 79, of Ocala, Florida passed away November 22, 2021, at the home of her daughter in St. Johns, FL. She was the wife of Aguinaldo V. Repiedad for 52 years.
Teresita was born in Ilo Ilo City, Philippines a daughter of the late Guillermo and Adelaide Lumain. She retired after 51 years as a Doctor of Medicine. She began her medical career at the UERMMMC (University of the East Ramon Mag saysay Memorial Medical Center), her residency at the Hospital of Manila and then moved to the United States working at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Yonkers, NY. She was a General Medical Doctor at Phelps Memorial Hospital in Sleepy Hollow, the Health Department of NYC in the Bronx and in 1980 she moved to Marion County. She opened her solo practice in 1987 as Oakhurst Family Practice. She retired in 2018. She enjoyed spending time with her family, shopping, going to the movies, walking at Jervy Gantt park, going to church, and praying for everyone. She belonged to many clubs and organization.
She is survived by her husband, Aguinaldo and sons, Aguinaldo Lumain Repiedad, III; Dr. Guillermo Lumain Repiedad and daughter Maritess “Tess” Rapiedad Weinberg. She was the grandmother of AJ, Nico, Caroline, Ryan, Steven and Henry. She is also survived by siblings, Dr. Beatriz Lumain Catral, Mr. Reynaldo Generoso and Mr. Chito Generoso.
Arrangements entrusted to Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL 34420. Condolences may be left at Hiers-Baxley.com
Harry Lee Keif
Harry Lee Keif, 84, of Ocklawaha, FL passed away on Sunday, November 28, 2021, at Arbor Springs Rehabilitation Center, Ocala, FL. He was the husband of Kathlene Keif, they were married 63 years.
Harry was born in Whitemore, MI a son of the late Frederick and Rachel Keif. Prior to his retirement he worked in the Automotive industry. He and Kathlene moved from Drayton Plains, MI to Florida in 1981.He was a member of Ascension Lutheran Church, Ocala, FL.
He will be deeply missed by his wife, Kathlene and son, Gregory Keif of Belleview, FL. He has 5 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. He is also survived by brothers, Lowell Keif and Clare Keif both of Waterford, MI. He was preceded in death by sons, Bruce Keif and Darryl Keif and his twin brother, Larry Keif.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 18, 2021, at the Ascension Lutheran Church, Ocala, FL. Arrangements entrusted to Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL 34420. Condolences may be left at Hiers-Baxley.com.