Nellie Irene Shephard
Nellie Irene Shephard, 102, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Kelly House in Evansville, Wisconsin.
Nellie was born on Feb. 17, 1917, in Atkinson, Nebraska, to James Leroy and Mabel Carlon Gray. She married Maurice Tunis and made their home in Hammond. She later married Lynn Shephard and made their home in Sikeston, Missouri. Nellie retired from Kmart and was a member of Wesley Methodist Church.
Nellie is survived by her daughter Nancy Mills; stepdaughter Judith Whited of Florence, Alabama; sister Opal Wade; grandchildren: George [Margaret] Schoonover, Debra [Thomas] Cichocki and James [Cheryl] Schoonover; step-grandchildren: George, Carl, Lester and Alfred Mills Jr.; nine great-grandchildren; 11 great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; stepfather Benjamin Hiserote; first husband Maurice Tunis; second husband Lynn Shephard; sisters: Vivion McClanahan, Marjorie VanMatre, Lela Klinger, Velma Farley, Ellen Hiserote, Hazel Knudsen and Doris Bradley; brother Willard Hiserote; son-in-law Alfred Mills; and stepgrandson Alvah Mills.
Friends are invited to meet with the family on Monday, Sept. 9, 8:30-10:30 a.m. at Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman Rd., Highland, Indiana. Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. with Randy Harrison, minister officiating. Burial will follow at McKinley Memorial Gardens in Winamac.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made in Nellie’s honor to Kelly House Assisted Living, 121 S. 5th St., Evansville, WI 53536.
(Pulaski County Journal — Sept. 4, 2019)