wife of CHAs. N. SHEPARD
& dau. Of
Col. Daniel Chase
Sept. 20, 1854.
AE. 29 yrs. 9 days.
She’s gone no more to greet you here
Husband, brothers, and sisters dear
But in that far off better land
She waits to give the welcome hand.
The rounded-top white marble tablet of Elizabeth Shepard’s epitaph in the Tomb Cemetery in Holden, Maine, is full of warm sentimentality for her family—though she is gone, she waits on the other side with her hands open to welcome them.