Mary Catherine Johnson Shepherd, of Wright City, passed from this life June 16, 2020, in Hugo. Catherine was born December 21, 1936, in Garvin, to Willie Johnson and Luetta (Hawthorne) Walker.
Catherine was a member of the Glory Baptist Church, Wright City, and had lived in Wright City since 1943. She was a kitchen cook for Wright City Schools along with working for Weyerhaeuser in the shipping department. Catherine was known as a great cook and would often have breakfast made each morning “just in case” anyone stopped by her house. She took pride in her home and it was never less than immaculate. Catherine was also known to have ironed her sweatshirts. She was a precious lady, so sweet, and caring. Catherine loved her family and enjoyed her time with them. Catherine always put others first and wanted everyone taken care of.
Catherine and Bobby Gene Shepherd were united in marriage June 28, 1952, in Idabel. They spent a wonderful 42 years together until his passing in 1994.
Catherine was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, Bobby Gene; son, Bobby Dewayne; daughters, Verna Adams, Barbara Lou Shepherd, and Kathy Kirby; and three grandchildren, Rebecca Laster, Colton Kirby, and Dalton James.
Catherine leaves to cherish her memory, her daughters, Katy Hanson and Charlotte Packwood, both of Wright City; brother, James Johnson, and wife, Brenda, of Wright City; sister, Louise Fields, and husband, Josh, of Wright City; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 22 great-great-grandchildren; a host of other relatives and many friends.
A Celebration of Life Service will be Monday, June 22, 2020, 1pm, at the Glory Baptist Church, Wright City, with Pastor Randy Watkins officiating. Burial will follow at Slater Memorial Cemetery.
Visitation will be Sunday, June 21, 2020 from 4-6pm, at the Brumley Funeral Home Chapel.
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