|Nora A. Shepherd, 88, of Knoxville, IL, passed away Friday December 10, 2010, 7:27 am at Cottage Hospital Galesburg, IL. She was born May 17, 1922 in Greenbush, IL the daughter of John Frank and Mary Magdalene Emery Ragon. She married Frankie L. Shepherd on August 30, 1940, in Kahoka, MO, he preceded her on September 21, 1986.
She is survived by one son Dennis K (Sylvia) Shepherd of Galesburg, IL; two daughters Jackie Wright of Abingdon, IL and Lois Jean Robertson of Abingdon, IL; 3 grandsons and 2 great grandchildren; four sisters Mary Frances Severns, Shirley Clayton, Martha Sublett, and Patty Ojeda.
She was a graduate of Avon High School, Galesburg School of Practical Nursing, Cottage Hospital School of Pharmacology. She was a nurse at Avon Nursing Home, Saunders Hospital for many years. She was a member of the Galesburg Community Chapel. She and her husband resided in Avon for 43 years before moving to Knoxville in 1983.
Graveside service will be Wednesday, December 15, 2010, 11:00 am at the East Linwood Cemetery Galesburg, IL. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to the East Galesburg Community Chapel. Please sign the guestbook at www.cormanmh.com. Corman Memorial Home Avon is in charge of the arrangements.