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Elender Shepherd

August 2, 2022

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Elender Ilene Mann Shepherd

Our dear wife, mother, grandmother, and friend passed on August 2, 2022 at 12:52pm at home surrounded
by family at age 87.

Ilene was born in Bloomington Illinois the daughter of Leo and Elender Bair Myers.
She graduated from Bloomington School of Practical Nursing in 1981 and continued her nursing career
until age 79 with most of her career spent working at Westminster Village, Bloomington, IL.
She loved her job as well as her residents and truly cared about their care and well being. She was known
for her hard work and sense of humor.

She married Walter (Skip) Mann in 1958. He died in 2013. Later to marry Norman Shepherd in 2020.
Surviving are her husband Norman Shepherd of Wapella IL and six children. Coni (Steve) Howard,
Bloomington, IL, Dennis (Karen) Geiselman, Wapella, IL, Terry (Sandy) Hodgson, Clinton, IL, Debbie
Mont-Mann, Clinton, IL, Cathy Mann Marshall, Wapella, IL and Tracy Mann, Bethany, IL.

She had 13 grandchildren ,15 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren. Also Michele Burton,
Clinton, IL whom she loved as a daughter and Nellie Panter, Wapella, IL whom she loved as the sister she
never had.

She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband, 5 brothers and a great-grandson.
After retirement she enjoyed her winters in Florida playing cards, Bingo and spending time with the many
friends she had made there.

She also enjoyed caring for her 4 dogs and 1 cat. She loved all animals especially horses.

Cremation rites are in order according to her wishes with a graveside service for family. A celebration of
life may be planned for a later date.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to Ruby’s Rescue and Retreat
4035 County Rd 600N, McLean, IL 61754.