Marcella P. “Sally” Sheppard, 97, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 12:37 P.M. Thursday August 23, 2018, at her home. She was born February 20, 1921, at home in rural Hoopeston, the daughter of James and Anna (Lannon) Jennett. She married Eugene Sheppard on April 21, 1941. He preceded her in death.
She is survived by eight children, Ronald (Karen) Sheppard of Chatsworth, IL, Judy Becker of Wilmington, NC, Steve (Virginia) Sheppard of Hoopeston, IL, Neil (Connie) Sheppard of St. Anne, IL, Gayle (Pete) Davitto of Clarksville, CA, Duane (Linda) Sheppard of Hoopeston, IL, Joellyn (Mark) Hamm of Tilton, IL, and Jeannine (Don) Arvik of Colfax, IL; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and special friends, Missy Stephens, Maggie Cope, and her dog Daisey.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Kathleen Smith and Elizabeth Malady; and two brothers, Bernard Jennett and Robert Jennett.
Sally was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Hoopeston, where she also served on the Alter and Rosery Society. She was a master of crossword puzzles, an avid bridge player, and enjoyed playing Rummikub. She also enjoyed tennis, square dancing, clogging and wintering in Florida.
A visitation will be held 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Monday August 27, 2018 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL. The funeral mass will begin at 2:00 P.M. on Monday at St. Anthony Catholic Church 423 S. Third St. Hoopeston, IL, with Father Thomas Gibson and Father Ted Pracz officiating. Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.
Memorials may be made to St Vincent de Paul Society – St Anthony; the National Multiple Sclerosis Society 525 West Monroe Street, Suite 1510 Chicago, IL 60661; or the Hoopeston Animal Shelter 901 W. Main St. Hoopeston, IL 60942.
Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Sally’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.
Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.