Rachel G. Shepherd Brown was born August 22, 1934, in Monett, Mo., the daughter of Hubert and Evangeline (Mosher) Shepherd. She entered into rest on November 1, 2017 at her home, in Joplin, at the age of 83.
Rachel was a lifelong area resident and a homemaker. She was a member of the Forest Park Baptist Church.
Rachel is survived by three children, Vickie L. Brown, Bruce L. Brown and wife, Jill E. Brown, and Rick Brown; two grandchildren, Jacob Levi Brown and wife, Katie, and Marisha Danielle Colson and husband, Jordan; two sisters-in-law, Darlene Shepherd and Betty Shepherd, their families and additional cousins. Rachel is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Gary Shepherd and Robert Shepherd.
A funeral service will be held Tuesday, November 7, at 1 p.m. at the Clark Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Rev. Terry Swagerty will officiate. Interment will follow in the Newtonia IOOF Cemetery, 11659 Highway M, Newtonia, MO. 64844. The family will receive friends at a time of visitation Monday evening from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in honor of Rachel may be made to the donor's choice, in care of Clark Funeral Home, P.O. Box 66, Neosho, MO. 64850.
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Services are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.
Published on November 3, 2017