Helen L. Shepherd 96 of Highlands, TX formerly of Kenney, IL passed away 7:50 P.M. February 26, 2019 at Houston Methodist in Baytown, Baytown, Texas.


Services will be 11 AM Monday, March 4, 2019 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Miriam Brooks officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, IL with Military Honors. Visitation will be 10 – 11 AM Monday at the funeral home.


Memorials may be directed to the Kenney Civic League.


Helen was born November 20, 1922 in Kenney, IL the daughter of Ralph and Ina (Kennedy) Henson. She married Derrell E. Shepherd January 12, 1953 in Kenney, IL. He passed away April 16, 2002.


Survivors include her children, Joni (Martin) Mankinen, Highlands, TX; and Jon Shepherd, Cape Girardeau, MO.


Helen was preceded in death by her parents, 1 brother, and 5 sisters.


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