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Jody M. (Sheppard) Bartlett

Jody M. (Sheppard) Bartlett, 59, twenty year companion of the late Dewey Robinson died Tuesday, December 8, 2015 in the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers following her long illness.

Born in Ipswich January 18, 1956 daughter of the late Russell L. and Alice C. (Austin) Sheppard, she was raised in Ipswich and was a 1974 graduate of Ipswich High School. As a young woman she was employed for two years as a teller at the former Ipswich Savings Bank going on to work at the Ipswich High School kitchen for the next fifteen years. More recently she has been employed as a bartender at the Ipswich VFW Post #1093 for fifteen years and at the American Legion A.P. Gardner  Post in Hamilton.

Jody was a member of the American Legion and VFW Ladies Auxiliaries. In addition to her many friends she enjoyed her time reading, puzzles and spending time by the pool with her family.

She is survived by two sons, Justin E. Bartlett and his wife Heidi of Ipswich, Jarrod E. Bartlett and his companion Rachel Calloway all of Ipswich; eight grandchildren, Alyssa Bartlett of SC, Orin Bartlett of Ipswich, Olivia Anderson of Ipswich, Dewey E. Robinson IV of Ipswich, Kaitin Robinson of Ipswich, LeAnn, Matthew and Adam DiMauro all of Woburn and  a brother, Leon Russell and his wife Klite of FL. She was the sister of the late Larry Sheppard formerly of MN.

A Celebration of her Life  will be held 1 pm Saturday, January 16, 2016 at the A.P. American Legion  A.P. Gardner Post, #194, 37  School St., South Hamilton. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Ipswich Humane Group, P.O. Box 873, Ipswich, MA 01938. Arrangements are under the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, of Ipswich.

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