Grace M. Shephard \nHorseheads, NY \n\nPassed away on Friday, August 25, 2023 at the age of 74. Grace was born March 14, 1949 in Barton, NY, the daughter of the late Samuel and Margaret Mecca Herko.\n\nShe was pre-deceased by her granddaughter, Emma Rose and her daughter-in-law, Jennifer Shephard and brother, Joseph Herko; brothers-in-law, Jim Lepkowski and Larry Borum. \n\nGrace is survived by her husband of 55 years, Robert Shephard; children, William Shephard, and Karen (Tory) Abner; grandchildren, Zane, Mason, Marcus; great grandson, Kai; sisters, Veronica Lepkowski and Joanne Borum; and several extended family members. \n\nGrace was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and a dear friend. \n\nShe was a dedicated homemaker and so loved her family. Grace always tried to remain positive, even through the hardest times. Her cheerful smile and pride in her family will be an everlasting memory.\n\nThe family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan’s Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St., at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Friday, September 1, 2023 from 11AM-1 PM with a Memorial Service to follow at 1PM. She will be laid to rest immediately following at Woodlawn National Cemetery.