2018-02-13 / Obituaries

Frances W. Shepard

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, Conn., 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’s 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 Mt. 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 were invited to call on the family from 10 a.m.-12 noon on Saturday, Feb. 10, at the First Baptist Church, corner of Division and Second Street, Delhi, where a funeral service followed at noon with the Rev. Jeff Staples officiating. Spring burial will take place at 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.

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