John Michael Shepard

May 21, 1971 ~ July 4, 2018 (age 47)

John Michael Shepard, 47, of Mount Olive, IL, died at Community Memorial Hospital, Staunton, IL on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. He was born May 21, 1971, in St Louis, MO to John Shepard. He married Peggy (Claro) Shepard on October 17, 1997 in Carlinville, IL. He worked for US Bank. He is survived by his spouse, Peggy Shepard of Mt Olive, IL, son, William Scott (Elisabeth) Wyatt of Mt Olive, IL, daughter, Jennifer Leigh (Lukas) Pirok of Gillespie, IL, grandchildren, Aaron R. Wyatt, Ella K. Pirok, Aleah G. Wyatt, Xander C. Pirok, Beckett R. Pirok, Ryker T Pirok, siblings, Phyllis (Jim) Monroe of Sawyerville, IL, William L. Claro of Wilsonville, IL, Marguerite Mary (Allen) Weiffenbach of Decatur, IL, James A. Claro of Benld, IL, Betty A. (Bob) Clark of Chatham, IL, nephews, John (Dawn) Claro, James Kirk, William Claro III, nieces, Mary Kirk Herron, Heather (Jason) Roberts, Lisa Janus, Alicia Claro, Jorda Claro, Kourtney Claro, Whitney Curtis, several great nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by his father, parents, Bill and Betty Claro, grandparents, Anna and Michael Wickell and niece, Randi Clark. Friends may call on Sunday, July 8, 2018 at Trinity Baptist Church in Gillespie from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm. Funeral services are Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 6:00 PM at Trinity Baptist Church in Gillespie, IL with Pastor Dane Solari officiating. Memorials are suggested to Kravanya Funeral Home. Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, IL is in charge of the arrangements.

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