Wilta Fay Sheppard, 84, of Booneville, formerly of Magazine, passed from this life on Friday, May 23, 2014 in Booneville. She was born Nov. 2, 1929 in the Earl Prairie Community near Booneville to Hermon and Viola (Morrison) Phillips.
She was a oilfield wife, mother and grandmother and a retired nurses aide at the Booneville City Hospital. She attended the First Assembly of God Church in Magazine and was a member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary.
She was known as "Nanny Shep" to her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, gospel and country music, dancing, horse racing, cooking, playing cards and dominoes and quilting.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Dewitt Frank Sheppard and a brother, Haskel Ray Phillips.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at the First Assembly of God Church in Magazine, with burial in Ellington Cemetery near Magazine, under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home.
She is survived by one daughter, Virginia Bradley of Booneville; two sons, Michael R. Sheppard of Booneville; Randy Allen Sheppard of Magazine; one brother Paul W. Phillips of Washburn; six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Ricky, Ronnie, Robert, and Jason Shelton, Robert Tripp and James Strickland.
Honorary pallbearers were Tommy Shelton and her grandchildren.
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