Delbert C. Sheppard

Born: Mon., Feb. 7, 1938
Died: Thu., Nov. 19, 2020


Graveside Service

12:00 PM Tue., Nov. 24, 2020
Location: West Cemetery


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Delbert Cleo Sheppard, age 82, of Pittsfield, IL passed away on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL.  He was born on February 7, 1938 in Nebo, IL to James and Hazel Crossman Sheppard.  He married Freda Stauffer on March 29, 1959 in Baylis, IL, and she survives.

Delbert graduated from Barry High School in 1957.  He started working for General Telephone Company in 1958 and retired in 1994.  He also had his own business, Sheppard Electronics, working on electronics for many years, as well as selling TVs and CB radios.  Delbert loved the Lord and brought messages for several years at the nursing home.  He also held services for several years at the Cardinal Inn with a number of ministers in the area helping him.  He was a longtime member of the Pittsfield Church of the Nazarene.   Delbert had many hobbies including music, quail hunting, trap shooting, and raising bird dogs.  He also enjoyed bowling on Monday night league with his son, David and going to thrift shops to look for records and electronics.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Freda Sheppard; sons, David Brian (Linda) Sheppard of Pittsfield, IL and Timothy Gene (Stephanie) Sheppard of Elgin, IL; four grandchildren, Simon Sheppard, Samuel Sheppard, Wendy Sheppard, and Ryan Crowder; two great grandchildren, Dugan Crowder and Conrad Crowder; brothers, Carl (Oly) Sheppard, Ronnie (Janice) Sheppard, Dennis (Ellen) Sheppard, and Larry (Joyce) Sheppard; sisters, Sandra Roberts, Shirley (Dan) Tharp, Sharon (Jon) Parsons, Sue (David) Clifford; brothers-in-law, Gene Stauffer, Richard Stauffer, and Donald Stauffer; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Hazel Sheppard; in-laws, Eugene and Dorothy Stauffer; and brothers-in-law, Trenton Roberts and William Stauffer.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 12:00 PM at Pittsfield West Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to be made to Pittsfield Church of the Nazarene.  Online condolences may be left to the family at www.nieburfh.com.  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Delbert's memory to the following organization:

Pittsfield West Cemetery

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Barbara Goertz
   Posted Fri November 20, 2020
Sorry to here he passed, may God comfort you

William M. Houston
   Posted Sat November 21, 2020
Freda and Family: We are sorry to hear of Delbert's passing - you have our sincere sympathy and prayers at this difficult time. Bill & Lois Houston

Linda phebus23 turnbaugh
   Posted Sat November 21, 2020
So sorry for your loss Freda Cleo and I went school with together he was a little bit older but he had a car and was always willing to take us someplace we would fill up the car at mixers and Barry with a dollars worth of gas and that would get us to pittsfield or either riding around all evening whenever Cleo would see me at Walmart or any place else he say there's the prettiest girl and very high school and we would laugh I will miss him and his friendly manner Rest in Peace dear friend

Gayle Burlend
   Posted Sat November 21, 2020
Freda
So sorry for your loss. We will always remember Delbert's smiles and his kind and Christian spirit. Our prayers are with you. Praying for your health and safety also.

In Christ..John and Gayle Burlend and families.

David Butler
   Posted Sat November 21, 2020
I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of my long-time friend. Delbert and I were best pals in school, and our friendship continued through the years. We shared interests in country music, horses, guns, hunting, and trap shooting. I will miss his companionship, his sense of humor, and his unfailing loyalty to our relationship. We must be comforted by the knowledge of his faith and the assurance that he still lives but now in the presence of God.
My deepest sympathy.

Linda & Ken Donohoo
   Posted Sat November 21, 2020
Freda, Sympathy to you and your family. We served together for a number of years at the Senior Center. Ken also cut Delbert's hair for years.

Jack Hull
   Posted Mon November 23, 2020
Mrs. Sheppard and Delbert family,
Enjoyed all the many visits with Delbert. He was always there to help and encourage. Good friend and I know we will meet again in Heaven.

Jack Hull

Pamela Farnsworth
   Posted Mon November 23, 2020

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Darwin and Lisa Feenstra
   Posted Tue November 24, 2020
Darwin always appreciated Delbert working on electronics for him and talking about old console phonographs. I (Lisa) am Roger and Rita Burbridges' daughter. We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Darwin and Lisa Feenstra

Carolyn Sims
   Posted Tue November 24, 2020
Freda, I always enjoyed visiting with you and Delbert. You both always showed me such kindness and Delbert would always keep me laughing. I especially loved listening to stories of him and my Uncle Howard. I feel very blessed to have met both of you.

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