MORRISON— Barbara E. Shepard, 57, of Fulton, died Thursday, April 23, 2020, at Resthave Home in Morrison.

Barb was born July 5, 1962, in Morrison, to Robert L. and Emma H. (Dhaemers) Carpenter. She was educated in the Morrison grade schools and was a 1981 graduate of Morrison High School. She married Jeffrey Shepard Sr. on Sept. 16, 1988.

Barb was employed at Resthave Home as a dietary aide for 40 years.

She enjoyed attending country music concerts, watching the New England Patriots and Chicago Bears football games, and also watching the Quad City Storm hockey team play. She was an avid Cubs fan and loved attending and watching the Cubs’ games.

Barb's greatest joy in life was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Survivors include a daughter, Megan Shepard of Tampico; two sons, Jeffrey Shepard Jr. and Jacob Shepard, both of Fulton; two grandchildren, Marlee Stone and Willow Shepard; her mother, Mrs. Emma H Carpenter of Morrison; and one sister, Sally (Thomas) Kennedy of Morrison.

She was preceded in death by her father, Robert L. Carpenter.

Cremation rites were accorded. A private family visitation was held and interment will be at a later date at Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison.

The Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To send online condolences go to