SPRINGFIELD, IL - Wanda F. Shepherd, 93, of Springfield, died at 11:49 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Wanda was born March 13, 1921, in Pittsfield, the daughter of Glenn (Skeets) and Fern Andrews Linville. She married Marrel V. Shepherd on Dec. 23, 1950, in Springfield; he preceded her in death on Oct. 11, 1982.
Wanda graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1939 and attended Brown's Business College. During WWII, she was a volunteer for the local USO. She was a homemaker for most of her life, but was also employed by Lee's Cleaners for five years and by Pease's Candy and C & IM Railroad for a few years. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and an honorary member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 193. Wanda was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. She enjoyed social gatherings and sports events, but most of all loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and her dogs.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; an infant son; and two sisters, Frances Baker and Florence Linville.
She is survived by three sons: Ron (wife, Pam) Shepherd, John (wife, Donna) Shepherd and Gary (wife, Brenda) Shepherd, all of Springfield; daughter, Janet (husband, Mark) Kidwell of Columbus, Ohio; seven grandchildren: Nicole (husband, Eric) Killen, Daniel Shepherd, Jason (fiancée, Trista Courtney) Shepherd, Kayla Shepherd, Samuel Shepherd, Courtney Ausmus and Baylee Cohlmeyer; and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 6, at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield.
Funeral Ceremony: 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 7, at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home with the Rev. Ladd Sonnenberg officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: St. John's Breadline, 430 N. 5th St., Springfield, IL 62769; The
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