The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


March 7, 2014

Mary Lou Sheperd

CARL JUNCTION, Mo. — Mary Lou (Helton) Sheperd, 67, passed away March 6, 2014, at her home in rural Carl Junction, Mo., following a long illness.

She was born Sept. 24, 1946, in Canon City, Colo., to Edwin and Hettie Helton. Mary spent 29 years working for the Department of the U.S. Air Force and 15 years for the State of Missouri. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; a brother-in-law, Thurman Jones; a sister-in-law, Patricia Helton; and a niece, Martha Helton.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Loyal K. Sheperd; daughter, Marsha Sheperd; six brothers, Donald, Dean, Dennis, Gary, Darrell and Dale Helton; and one sister, Margie Jones.

According to her wishes, Mary has been taken for cremation and no services will be held. She will be interred in Fort Scott National Cemetery with her husband at a later date.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Simpson Funeral Home in Webb City.

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