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DELANCEY - Frances W. Shepard, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday evening, Feb. 6, 2018, at her home in DeLancey.
Born on July 28, 1956, in Brooklyn, Frances was the daughter of the late Walter J. and Grace W. (Sudano) Menhinick Sr.
She was raised in Milford, Connecticut, until her family moved to East Meredith.
She was a 1986 graduate of SUNY Delhi with a degree in nursing. She worked as a registered nurse first with O'Connor Hospital then with Delaware County ARC, and later she enjoyed being a homemaker.
Frances was married to Wayne L. Shepard on April 4, 1987, in Oneonta.
She enjoyed baking, crafts, card stamping, quilting, home decorating, canning and with Wayne planning flower beds and gardens around their home, however Frances' greatest passion was her devotion to God. She was a faithful 28-year member of the First Baptist Church in Delhi, where she was president of the Esther's Circle Women's Ministry.
Besides her husband, Wayne, Frances is survived by her siblings, Suzanne (John) Janitz of Mount Vision, Gary (Kristin) Menhinick of East Meredith and Walter "Jamie" Menhinick Jr. of Delhi; mother-in-law, Linda Shepard; sister-in-law, Cathy Schriver; brother-in-law, Randy (Kim) Shepard; nieces and nephews, Melissa, John, Christopher, Miranda, Noah, Lynn, Jeremy, Savannah, Amanda, Chandler and Josh; several grandnieces and nephews; and several cousins.
Friends and relatives are invited to call on the family from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Feb. 10, at the First Baptist Church, corner of Division and Second streets, Delhi, where a funeral service will follow at noon with the Rev. Jeff Staples officiating. Spring burial will take place in Hamden Cemetery.
Contributions in memory of Frances may be made to the Esther's Circle of First Baptist Church, 21 Second St., Delhi, NY 13753.
Condolences may be made to the Shepard family at www.macarthurfh.com.
Published on February 7, 2018
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