She was born Feb. 7, 1947, in Hartford City, the daughter of Virgil "Possom" and Lela Elliott.
She had worked as an LPN at Meadows Manor in Terre Haute. She loved to sew and swim.
Survivors include: three daughters, Penny Pierson and her husband, Todd, of Farmersburg, Tammy Mallard of Dugger, and Shonda Howell and her husband, Don, of Linton; a son, Larry Gray and his wife, Kathy, of Dugger; two brothers, Duane Elliott of Hartford City and Rodney Elliott of North Dakota; a sister, Donna of Florida; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded by her parents; her husband, Bob Shepherd; and four brothers.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Sassafras Cemetery in Linton with Rev. Don Kemp officiating.
Welch & Cornett Funeral Home Linton Chapel is in charge of arrangements. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be made at www.welchcornett.com.