Helen F. Shepperd, 86 of Utica, KY formerly of Peoria died Thursday, May 24, 2012 at her home in Utica, KY.
She was born April 21, 1926 in Smithfield, IL the daughter of Elmer Ambrose and Calla (Pickering) Foote. She married Linwood L. Shepperd August 1, 1946 in Peoria Heights, IL.
Surviving are five children; Linwood L. ( and Maureen) Shepperd of Fresno, CA, Cynthia A. Shepperd of Utica, KY, Jeffery C. (and Marilyn) Shepperd of LaVerne, CA, Mark G. (and Kathy) Shepperd of Creve Coeur, IL and Steven A. (and Audra), seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Also surviving are three sisters; Mary Workman of Peoria, IL, Marilyn (Ross) Gorgone of Pasadena, CA and Joanne Russell of San Dimas, CA.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers; Russell Foote and Jack Foote, and four sisters; Leona Allen, Janet Dombrowski, Ruth Wilson, Doris Courson.
Helen worked for Zeller Mental Health Center in Peoria. Retiring in 1986.
She volunteered for the Special Olympics and enjoyed reading, camping.
Cremation rites have been accorded. Visitation will be held 5-7:00pm on Tuesday, May 29 at Cumerford-Hurd Funeral Home 428 W. McClure Ave, Peoria and a memorial service will be held at 10:30am on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at the funeral home. The Rev. Raymond Harrison will officiate. Inurnment will be in Lutheran Cemetery. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.cumerford.com
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