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JoAnn Shepard

JoAnn Shepard, 86 of Streator passed away Friday (May 15, 2020) at her home.

Private family services will be held.  Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers will be her grandchildren and honorary pallbearer will be her son Buddy.

The Winterrowd Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

JoAnn was born on August 30, 1933 in Thayer, MO to Clarence and Molly (Hogan) Nelson.  She married Walter “Bud” Shepard on March 22, 1952.  He preceded her in death on November 21, 2012.

Surviving are children; Pam (John) Gray of Sherman, Linda (Ken Whitehurst) Sult of Streator, Walter “Buddy” Shepard Jr of Streator and Lisa (Edward) Soule of Streator, her grandchildren; Michelle Schultz, Kayla Cordaro, Tom Gray, Jason Soule, Richard Sult, Jeremy Seroka, Walter Shepard III and Danielle Shepard and 13 great- grandchildren, brother Clarence Woodrow (Paulette) Nelson of Tennessee, half sisters; Rhonda Powell, Beth Neal and Christine Dunnihoo all of Missouri, brother-in-law Richard Shepard, sisters-in-law Donna Lowe, Karen Baker, Joyce Natt, Doris Shepard and Marilyn Shepard all of Streator and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Bud, sister Peg Burnett and brother Bill Nelson.

JoAnn graduated from Streator High School in 1951 and attended Eureka College.  She retired from Owens Illinois Glass after 44 years, and was a volunteer at St. Mary’s Hospital as a pink lady.  JoAnn was a member of the Streator Women’s Bowling League and she enjoyed gardening.

Memorials may be made in her name to Meals on Wheels.

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Hello all. We were sad to hear Aunt JoAnn had passed away and extend to you our deepest sympathy. it is extra hard at a time when we are not able to attend services for her. Know you have been in our thoughts and prayers and will continue to be. We are sending a memorial to the family for Meals on Wheels if that is your wish.

Mike and Connie Burroughs May 25 2020 12:00 AM

I always thought JoAnn was a beautiful lady. We got to see them at different family events at Aunt Peggy's or at Jenny's house. We are very sorry for your lose.

Jan & Bob Nichols May 18 2020 12:00 AM

JoAnn we will all miss you very much.... You were a second Mom to me we have had a lot of laughs over the years.. You are in a good place now wih Bud, Ruth and Jack.... Miss you love you....

Joe Richard May 17 2020 12:00 AM