Rachel G. Shepherd Brown was born Aug. 22, 1934 in Monett, the son of Hubert and Evangeline (Mosher) Shepherd. She entered into rest on Nov. 1, 2017 at her home in Joplin at the age of 83.

Rachel G. Shepherd Brown was born Aug. 22, 1934 in Monett, the son of Hubert and Evangeline (Mosher) Shepherd.  She entered into rest on Nov. 1, 2017 at her home in Joplin at the age of 83.  
Rachel was a lifelong area resident and a homemaker.  She was a member of the Forest Park Baptist Church.  
Rachel is survived by three children, Vickie L.  Brown, Bruce L. Brown and wife, Jill E. Brown and Rick Brown; two grandchildren, Jacob Levi Brown and wife, Katie and Marisha Danielle Colson and husband, Jordan; two sisters in law, Darlene Shepherd and Betty Shepherd, their families and additional cousins.  
Rachel was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Gary Shepherd and Robert Shepherd.  
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 at the Clark Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, Rev. Terry Swagerty will officiate.  Interment will follow in the Newtonia IOOF Cemetery, 11659 Highway M, Newtonia, MO. 64844.  
The family will receive friends at a time of visitation from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at the Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in honor of Rachel may be made to the donor’s choice, c/o Clark Funeral Home, P.O. Box 66, Neosho, MO. 64850.   
Online condolences may be posted at www.clarkfuneralhomes.com
Services are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.