Kacie Jo Shepherd

CLINTON — It is with heavy hearts that we announce the tragic passing of Kacie Jo Shepherd, who left us unexpectedly in the early morning hours of Sunday January 22, 2023, at her home in Clinton.

Kacie was one of the most generous and caring people and will be painfully missed by all of those whose lives she touched.

At the age of 34, Kacie leaves behind father, Terry Shepherd; mother, Lori Shepherd; younger brother, Marshal Shepherd; nephew, Ryker Shepherd; and grandmother, Pat Shepherd.

Born on March 21, 1988, Kacie was an artistically talented student who cared deeply for those around her from an early age. She went on to receive her nursing degree and worked for 11 years caring for the elderly of our community at Liberty Village of Clinton, always putting the needs of others before herself.

Kacie found absolute joy in her nephew, Ryker; her “Rik-Rok.” She adored her furbabies, Emmy and Memphis.

When not caring for those around her, Kacie enjoyed traveling and experiencing new places. She was a regular visitor to Destin, Fla., where she kept a condo.

Loss can remind us that life itself is a gift, we invite you to celebrate the gift that Kacie’s life was to us all on Sunday February 5, 2023, from 1-4 p.m. at the Clinton American Legion, 219 N. Elizabeth Street.

The family wishes memorial contributions be made to her mother to distribute in Kacie’s name to animal rescues that Kacie supported for several years: Lori Shepherd, 721 E. Washington St., Clinton, IL 61727