Phoebe C. (Casey) Shepherd

Phoebe C. (Casey) Shepherd

Phoebe C. (Casey) Shepherd, age 86, of Olin, Iowa, passed away at 10:48 p.m., on Friday, December 3, 2021, at UnityPoint Health St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. To celebrate Phoebe’s life, family and friends may visit from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon, on Thursday, December 9, 2021, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, with Deacon John Stierman officiating. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon, on Thursday, at Behr Funeral Home.

Phoebe was born on April 30, 1935, in Dubuque, daughter of John Harold and Viola (Harris) Casey.

Phoebe was raised in Dubuque where she graduated from Dubuque Senior High School. She married John William Eimer, and they had 5 children together in the first 3 years, which in those days was quite a challenge, and later added 3 more children to the family. They later divorced and she remarried Jim Lippstock in 1970, then Fred Livens in 1977. She lastly married Bill Shepherd in 1993, and they were together for 24 years, before he sadly passed away in 2017. Luckily, all of her children would reconnect in 1987, allowing Phoebe to reconnect with them. She started working as a candy striper at Mercy Hospital, becoming an LPN and going on to do in home care for the elderly. Phoebe’s faith was important to her and she enjoyed attending church and singing in the choir. She also liked Coca Cola, chocolate and anything that was the color red. We are saddened at losing Phoebe, but know that she is now resting peacefully, free of all of the health challenges she has faced these past years.

Those left to cherish Phoebe’s memory include

her children,
James, Donny, Nancy, Mike, Chris, Mitzi and Jane;

and her 20 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Phoebe was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bill Shepherd; a son, Danny Young; a sister, Betty, a brother-in-law, Ray; and a nephew, John.

The family will thankfully receive your support through phone calls, greeting cards and memorials in Phoebe’s memory which may be mailed to Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001, Attn. Phoebe Shepherd Family.


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Behr Funeral Home
1491 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa
December 9th, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Funeral Service

Behr Funeral Home
1491 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa
December 9th, 2021 at 12:00 PM

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