2013-06-11 / Obituaries

Geneva I. Sheppard, 93

Geneva I. Sheppard, 93, Fayetteville, Georgia, formerly of Spencer, Cloverdale, and St. Petersburg, Florida, passed away on June 7, 2013, at Fayetteville, Georgia. She was born on August 12, 1919, at Spencer, Indiana, and was the daughter of the late Ray Oliver and Freda Gladys [Straley] Booth.

She married Everett Frederick Sheppard on May 28, 1939, and he preceded her in death on December 5, 1979. She is survived by her children, Jane Koch Rode, Fayetteville, Georgia, Rita Cress Strube and husband, Robert, St. Petersburg, Florida, Everett Lee Sheppard and wife, Vicki, Loveland, Ohio, Roy O. Sheppard and wife, Linda, PaPa, Hungary, and Albert Ray Sheppard and wife, Mary Ann Titusville, Florida; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren.

She was a 1936 graduate of Spencer High School; member of the Peachtree City Church of Christ, Peachtree, Georgia; active in the Central Christian Church, St. Petersburg, Florida; Fayette Senior Services STAR Program, Fayetteville, Georgia. She was a dairy farmer; concession stand operator at Lieber State Recreational Area; Avon Representative, Medical Records clerk at Northside Hospital, St. Petersburg, Florida.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2013, at 2:00 PM at the Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale. Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2013, from 12:00 PM until service time. Interment will be in the Riverside Cemetery, Spencer, Indiana.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Billy Sheppard; her sister, Maxine Rush; and her brother, Delbert Booth.

Condolences may be sent to the family at: cds@whitakerfuneralhome.net.

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