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Marilyn Sheppard's last will and testament, which was dated 132 days before she was murdered, leaves all her possessions to her husband. Her son "Chip" and members of the Sheppard family are also named as beneficiaries, but her own family is not mentioned in the papers.
Sam Sheppard, Marilyn Sheppard, Richard A. Sheppard, Walter T. Kinder, Samuel Reese "Chip" Sheppard, Richard N. Sheppard, Stephen A. Sheppard
Cleveland Plain Dealer, "54/09/16 Marilyn Sheppard Wills All Her Possessions to Husband" (1954). All Articles. 513.