James Shepherd, 69, of Osceola, died Wednesday, April 25, 2001, at Osceola Healthcare in Osceola. He was a farm worker and member of Holy Trinity Church of God in Osceola. He was born April 2, 1932, in Trumann.
He is survived by his wife, Kathrin Shepherd of Osceola; a daughter, Rebecca Broughman of Osceola; two sons, James Shepherd and Robert Shepherd, both of Osceola; a stepson, Virgil Thompson of Manila; four sisters, Kathrin Shepherd and Linda Shepherd, both of Three Rivers, Mich., Annette Shepherd of Mendon, Mich., and Brenda Shepherd of Texas; nine brothers, Ernest Shepherd of Osceola, Wayne Shepherd, Verley Shepherd and Vernon Shepherd, all of Three Rivers, Mich., Earley Shepherd, Jean Shepherd, and Flint Shepherd, all of Mendon, Mich., Perry Shepherd of White Pigeon, Mich., and Larry Shepherd of Chicago, Ill.; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The funeral was held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Trinity Church of God with Rev. David Adams officiating. Burial was in Sandy Ridge Cemetery under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home of Osceola.