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Jean Shepherd Roark

April 6, 1948 — November 4, 2017

The obituary of Mrs. Jean Shepherd Roark

      Mrs. Jean Shepherd Roark, widow of Roy Roark of Warbranch, Ky. departed this life on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the University of Ky Medical Center, Lexington, Ky. Jean was born on April 6, 1948 at Roark, KY the daughter of the late Lewis Shepherd and the late Betty Shepherd.  Jean was foremost a devoted wife and mother. By occupation she was a former EMT for the Leslie County Ambulance Service, a Toll Booth attendant at Thousandsticks, and a KY Highway employee up to her retirement in 2006. Jean's passions was flower gardening and enjoying time with her family and friends on her front porch. Jean attended New Hope Community Church and Middlefork Community Holiness Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband: Roy of 44 years and one daughter: Gracie Ann Simpson. Jean leaves surviving the following relatives three brothers: Omus and Nadine Shepherd, Don and Linda Shepherd, Taylor and Barbara Collett, two daughters: Betty and Darrell Mosley, and Donna Roark, special sister: Lorrine Shepherd, three grandchildren: Ashley Marie Baker, Roy Jordan Simpson, Cody & Miranda Mosley, two great grandchildren: Aleeah and Colton Mosley. Jean also leaves surviving a host of special nieces and nephews and friends too many to count. You may send your condolences to Jean Roark's family at

1:00 P.M. - Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at New Hope Community Church at Warbranch, KY.
5:00 p.m. - Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at the church.
Rev. Roy Napier, Rev. Kevin Wilson, Rev. Denver Brock and Rev. Ralph Brown.
Rye Cove Cemetery at Warbranch, KY
Jordan Simpson, Cody Mosley, Ricky Shepherd, Martin Roark, Donald Lee Shepherd, Matthew Shepherd, Billy Mac Napier, Harold Dean Napier, Doug Roark, Freddie Dale Asher, Robert Roark and Bill Stanbaugh

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

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War Branch Rd, KY 40874

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