Imogene Shepherd, age 80, of Shelby, died Saturday, July 23, 2022 at home surrounded by her family.
Imogene was born on August 20, 1941 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late George and Versie (Bailey) Shepherd. She worked in various positions over the years from being a beautician in Virginia to a cafeteria worker at Northeast Elementary School in Meridian, Mississippi, then retiring in the early 90’s from Van Dresser in Norwalk- there was nothing Imogene couldn’t do! She was a member of Greenwich Church of Christ and a lifetime member of the Eastern Star.
Imogene was an avid gardener and loved flowers, especially her roses. She enjoyed shopping for clothes and shoes- the blingier the better! – and loved when she could find a bargain. Imogene was a great cook and made the best apple pie, but was known for her pickled corn and fried green tomatoes. When you visited her, you never left hungry and always had a soft drink in your hand. For 80 years young, Imogene was the “original gamer” often skipping out on sleep just to play Tetris and Space Invaders on her computer. Imogene was a strong-willed stubborn lady who was truly the rock of the family and loved them all so much.
On July 26, 1958, Imogene married her husband, David H. Shepherd, and he preceded her in death on March 16, 2017. In addition to her parents and husband, Imogene was preceded in death by her son: David Anthony Shepherd. Those left to cherish her memory include her son: Eric Bartley “Bart” Shepherd of Greenwich; daughter: Palma Jean “Pam” (Frank) Reed of Shelby; grandchildren: Justin Daniel (Kim) Smith of Iwakuni, Japan, Jared Frank (Alison) Smith of Marietta, Hunter David (Kristin) Reed of Mansfield, and Helaina Maria (Mason) Johnson of Ashland; great grandchildren: Danielle Jean Smith, Logan Paul Smith, Liberty Marie Smith, Roland Reed Johnson, Charlotte Jean Johnson, and Gunner David Smith; siblings: Dosie Bailey Baldridge of Mansfield and Velva “Bev” Bailey Carty of KY; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Family and friends are welcome on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 from 11-1 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will immediately follow at 1 pm. Pastor Rita Bullock will officiate and burial will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Shiloh.
Appropriate ways to express sympathy for those unable to attend may be done by leaving an online condolence on Imogene’s obituary at www.PenwellTurner.com or by leaving a comment on her post on the funeral home’s Facebook page, Facebook.com/PenwellFuneral.
To view Imogene’s tribute video, click the link provided: https://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/DCM2LGC75YFN5YD2