The Duncan Banner

August 20, 2013

Barbara Deane Shephard

Nov. 20, 1934 — Aug. 17, 2013

The Duncan Banner

DUNCAN — Barbara Deane Shephard, 78, of Duncan passed away Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013 in the Southwestern Medical Center in Lawton.

Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Duncan Cemetery with Deanna Chacon officiating. Services are under direction of the Bailes-Polk Funeral Home.

Barbara was born Nov. 20, 1934, at Hastings, the daughter of Harry and Lola Dunford Purvis. She and Ribble Heath Shephard were married March 5, 1951, in Lawton. He preceded her in death June 4, 2006. Barbara and Ribble were married 53 years at the time of his passing. She worked as a health-care provider until her retirement in 1990, loved to crochet, do needle work, work in the garden and watch birds.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, and a son, Brian Heath Shephard.

Survivors include her son, Rick Shephard of Duncan; three daughters: Teressa Redfield of Duncan, Leassa Heidler of Duncan and Patricia Lassiter of Duncan; a sister, Carol Thomson of Duncan; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; two nieces: Debbie Medlin and her husband Wayne from North Carolina, and Cindy Vick and her husband Bob from Texas.

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