Class of 1943
1943 Graduation EditionPerry Daily Journal
– a member of the class of ’43, has called Perry her home since moving here from Shattuck, where she was born 18 years ago. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. McKee, live at 115 1/2 Seventh street.
Phyllis first attended the Lutheran school before entering Perry high school. Her plans for the next year are not definite.
Miss McKee was vice-president of her freashman class and vice-president of Red Hots in the 1942-43 school year. As a freshman, she was also a member of the glee club.
Phyllis Lenora (McKee) Shepard
November 18, 1925 – November 14, 2016
Phyllis L. Shepard, 90, of Perry, Oklahoma, passed away Monday, November 14th, 2016, in Perry. Services have been entrusted to Palmer Marler Funeral Home of Perry.
Graveside services are scheduled for 10am Friday, November 18, 2016, at Grace Hill Cemetery Pavilion in Perry with pastor Peter Olsen officiating. Memorials may be made to the Oklahoma Alzheimer’s Association in c/o Palmer Marler Funeral Home in Perry.
Phyllis was born November 18, 1925, to William and Bessie (Bryant) McKee in Shattuck, Oklahoma. She attended Perry Public Schools and was a 1943 graduate. She married Clem B. Yockey in 1943 while in Florida, just before he left for Europe to serve in the armed forces. Clem later died in March 1954.
On December, 1957, Phyllis married J.W. Shepard in Perry, OK. He and Phyllis owned and operated Shepard Appliance Store from 1961 to 1989. They also owned and operated Shepard’s C&C Ice from 1966 to 1998 and then reopened it in 2001.
Phyllis was a pioneer business woman in Perry. Family was very important to her. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed sewing, crafts, crocheting, and dancing.
She is survived by her two sons, Clem Yockey and wife Opal of Perry, Oklahoma; and Chris Shepard of Perry, Oklahoma; one granddaughter, Kelly Head of Owasso, Oklahoma; and two great-grandchildren, Chalyn and J.W. Head both of Owasso.
She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, one son, Wesley Scott Yockey; two brothers, Sammy McKee and Johnny McKee, and one grandson, Clem Yockey.