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Jennie Lee Shelton Ansley
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Birth: Jul. 31, 1916
Paris
Bourbon County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jan. 16, 1998
Hoopeston
Vermilion County
Illinois, USA

Younger of two children of William M.(d1969) and Cauline 'Lena' Rutherford (d1966) Shelton, she married Lonnie Ansley in 1939. They divorced in 1966. Lonnie died, probably in Mesa, AZ, about 1974.

They had two daughters and a son. Son Larry Kenneth (1941-1993 FL), an Episcopal priest, also died before her.

Jennie was legally blind from age 16 and had the use of only three fingers of each hand; however, she was a master doll maker and repairer and made wonderful quilts and wall hangings. She arranged to rebuild her house when the interior was gutted in a fire only a few years before her death.

She had resided in Hoopeston, IL for more than 70 years and was a charter member of Westside Church of the Nazarene.

She was a past member of Vermilion County Blind Association. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  William M Shelton (1878 - 1969)
  Cauline Rutherford Shelton (1893 - 1966)
 
 Spouse:
  Lonnie Ansley (1917 - 1985)*
 
 Children:
  Larry Kenneth Ansley (1941 - 1993)*
 
 Sibling:
  Nannie May Shelton (1910 - 1925)*
  Jennie Lee Shelton Ansley (1916 - 1998)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Floral Hill Cemetery
Iroquois County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Rosetta
Record added: Mar 20, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7277730
Jennie Lee <i>Shelton</i> Ansley
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Jennie Lee <i>Shelton</i> Ansley
Added by: Donald G Rutherford
 
Jennie Lee <i>Shelton</i> Ansley
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Added by: Tony Cannon
 
 
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You are still remembered by those who loved and admired you, and always will.
- C. L. Miller
 Added: Jul. 26, 2006
Your religion and your doll collection meant so much to you. Thank you for your care of your family. Rest in peace.
- Those who loved you.
 Added: Jun. 9, 2004
 
 
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