Bettina L. Shepard, age 100, of Mahomet, IL formerly of Springfield died on Sunday, January 29, 2012 at Heartland Healthcare in Champaign, IL. She was born August 22, 1911 in Danville, IL to James Wesley and Hannah Elizabeth Lloyd Manning. She married Frank Wilbur Shepard on December 4, 1937 and he preceded her in death in 1974.
She is survived by three nieces: Robyn (Bette) Briggs of Alameda, CA; Staci (Gary) Cox of Mahomet and Jamie (Craig) Slein of Houston, TX, and two grand nephews: Garrett and Gavin Cox.
Bettina was a member of Jerome United Methodist Church, Telephone Pioneers, and was a St. John’s Samaritan for many years. She was employed by Illinois Bell Telephone Company for 44 years. She was affectionately known as Aunt Betty by many. She enjoyed reading, BINGO, music and spending time with Garrett and Gavin and telling funny stories about them.
Visitation: 10-11 a.m. Thursday, February 2, 2012 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 11 a.m. Thursday, February 2, 2012 at Staab Funeral Home with Pastor Paul Black officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Jerome United Methodist Church.
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am