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Phil Shepard

CHILLICOTHE - Phil J. Shepard, 89, of Chillicothe passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at his residence.

He was born March 25, 1924, in Chillicothe, the son of Flavel and Vera (Winchester) Shepard. He married Katherine Donnelly on May 13, 1950, in Peoria, Ill.

Surviving are his wife; two sons, Michael (Sandy) Shepard of Chillicothe and William (Herta) Shepard of Hopkinsville, Ky.; two daughters, Susan (Jeff) Davis of Chillicothe and Joan Delgado of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, one daughter and one brother.

Phil graduated from Chillicothe Township High School.

He served in the U.S. Army in the 64th Chemical Division during World War II.

He was a member of the American Legion Post 9. He was a member of the Marshall Putnam Farm Bureau.

Cremation rites will be accorded, and a gathering of friends will be from 12 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 8, 2014, at the VFW 4999, 1729 N. Santa Fe, Chillicothe.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the or the American Legion Post 9.

Weber-Hurd Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, and online condolences may be made to the family at www.hurdfamilyfunerals.com.




Published in Peoria Journal Star on Mar. 5, 2014
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