Debra L. Shepard, 59, of Granite City, died at 7:51 p.m. Nov. 24, 2014, at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City.
She was born Sept. 29, 1955, in Doniphan, Mo., the daughter of Billy Mae Hayes of Doniphan, Mo., and Tessie Susie Abbot of Granite City.
She married Thomas K. Shepard on April 18, 1975, in Grandin, Mo. He survives.
Also surviving are both parents, children, Randy and Catherine Shepard of Chandler, Ariz., Allen and Kelly Shepard of Edwardsville and Shannon Ray of Granite City; and six grandchildren.
Debra was a receptionist for Dr. Greg Jones, DDS.
Visitation will be held from 2 until 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, at Thomas Saksa Funeral Home.
Funeral will take place at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, at Thomas Saksa Funeral Home in Granite City.
Burial will be held in J.B. National Cemetery in St. Louis.
Memorials can be made to ASPCA Pet Rescue.