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Bessie  Shepherd Day
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Obituary for Bessie Shepherd Day

Bessie Shepherd Day, 82, of Garrard County, passed away Friday December 7, 2017 at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Ernest.

She was born on March 26, 1935 in Leslie County, KY to the late Wilson and Mary Lewis Shepherd.

Bessie was the manager of Paint Lick Elementary School Cafeteria for over 20 years. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, and working in her flower garden.

She lived her life serving and caring for others.

Bessie was a charter member of Dix River Church of Christ.

Surviving is a son, Ernie Day(Pamela) of Lexington; "Her girl" Kathy Tackett(Barry) of Lancaster; three brothers, Joe Shepherd of Leslie County, Jimmy Shepherd(Carolyn) of Leslie County, and Clayton Shepherd (Edna) of Lancaster; three sisters, Ida May Day of Lancaster, Lorraine Miller of Lancaster, and Minerva Hicks of Lancaster; four grandchildren, Stephanie Maddox Morris(Scott), Sarah Day, Kenly Lane, and Brayson Tackett; two great-grandchildren, Bailey Morris and Hudson Morris, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bessie was also preceded in death by two brothers, Otis and Andy Shepherd.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Spurlin Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Paul Baker, Bro. Brad King, and Ben Johnson officiating. Visitation will be 5-9 PM on Saturday.

Burial will be in Manse Cemetery in Paint Lick, KY.

Pallbearers are Benny Day, Homer Lee Day, Zach Day, Dwayne Shepherd, Scott Morris, Les Rector, and Gary Tillery

The family would like to thank Minerva Hicks, Amy Marsee Brazee for the special care they gave to Bessie.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to Heritage Hospice.

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5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Spurlin Funeral Home

1782 Lexington Rd.
Lancaster, KY 40444





2:00 PM
Spurlin Funeral Home

1782 Lexington Rd.
Lancaster, KY 40444

Cemetery Details


Manse Cemetery

Manse Rd.
Paint Lick , Kentucky 40461


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