Mildred Louise Shepherd, 87, of Aurora, MO, passed from this life on Sunday morning, July 15, 2018, while at the Willard Care Center in Willard, MO.

Louise was born on November 16, 1930 in Verona, MO, daughter of the late Glen and Alta (Smith) Calhoun.

Louise was a graduate of Verona High School. She was a homemaker and enjoyed knitting and crocheting.

On December 23, 1970, Mildred Louise Calhoun married James Junior Shepherd. He preceded her in death on May 12, 2018. They were blessed with many wonderful years together until recent health declines.

Louise is survived by her two step-daughters, Leslie Moore and husband John of Aurora, MO and Janet Swope and husband Tim of Hollister, MO; one brother, Junior Calhoun and wife Billie Ann of Aurora, MO; six grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; and a host of extended family and friends.

Louise was preceded in death by her parents, Glen and Alta Calhoun; step-mother, Dessie Calhoun; one step-daughter, Susan Shipman; one brother, Richard Calhoun; one sister, Nadine McElvain; and two great-grandchildren, Danielle and Royce Bourque.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at the Orange Cemetery, north of Aurora, MO. Chaplain Mike O’Brien will be officiating.

Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett, MO.