Joan Mary Warren Shepard, 68, died Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.
She was born April 4, 1945, in New York, to Leon and Mary Warren.
Joan married Bob Shepard on June 14, 1991. A graduate of Charlotte High School in 1964, she continued to reside in Charlotte County, Fla., for 39 years. Joan enjoyed the peaceful view from her lakefront home in Hawthorne, Fla.; hosting family gatherings; and her dogs. Through her numerous health issues, Joan maintained her wonderful sense of humor.
She is survived by her husband, Bob Shepard; his son, Scott (Ellen); brothers, Bobby (Mamie), David (Barbara), Michael (Deborah), Jerry (Susan) and Jimmy Warren; sister, Kathleen (Tony) Bell; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Joan was preceded in death by her parents; and Bob’s son, Jay.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home, 635 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, Fla. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Guardian Angels, Medical Service Dogs, 3251 N.E. 180th Ave., Williston, FL 32696.