Myrtle Leona Vorst

Since 1993

A Tribute

Myrtle Leona Vorst was born and raised in Sainte Genevieve, Missouri. She loved to write and often wrote about her other loves: her hometown, her home and her family.

All of her life and her writing reflected her deep spirituality.
Her marriage to Fred Albert Sheppard was one of love and caring.

This site is meant to honor her, her life and her loves.

Louise Vorst Sheppard Wade



This collection of poems represent only a fraction of the poems Myrtle Vorst Sheppard wrote over the years from 1932 until 1972.

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This is information that I have been able to gather on some of my mother’s ancestors in Sainte Genevieve, Missouri.

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Odds & Ends

There is a wealth of photos, documents, articles, short stories and other information that I hope to add to this site as time permits.

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