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Willodean Shepherd

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Virginia "Willodean" Shepherd, 76, of Purdy, died February 15 at St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield.

Mrs. Shepherd was born January 1, 1933, in McDowell, the daughter of Jeff and Ethel "Higgs" Swaffar. She was an associate at Wal-Mart in Cassville.

She married James H. Shepherd on July 19, 1955, in Purdy, and he preceded her in death July 30, 2003.

Survivors include two sons, Eddie Shepherd and his wife, Mary, of Aurora, and Lee Shepherd and his wife, Christina, of Purdy; three brothers, J. D. Swaffar of Grandview, Lavere Swaffar of Cassville, and Richard Swaffar of Farmington, Arkansas; and one sister, Edna Myers of Purdy.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, February 19, at Buchanan Chapel in Monett. Burial will be in Monett IOOF Cemetery under the direction of Buchanan Funeral Home of Monett.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. tomorrow, February 18, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

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