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Mary Frances Merriman Shelton
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Birth: Feb. 24, 1921
Jefferson County
Illinois, USA
Death: Aug. 15, 2012, USA

PEORIA, IL - Mary Frances Shelton, age 91, formerly of Peoria, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at 12:15 a.m.

God opened the doors to heaven and welcomed her home.

She was born to Matthew and Ivy (Wells) Merriman on Feb. 24, 1921, in Jefferson County, Ill. She married Elmer Edmon Shelton on Aug. 23, 1941, in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

She was a loving, kind person and a talented seamstress. Mrs. Shelton approached every task as if she were doing it for the Lord - because she was.

Surviving are one daughter, Judy (Don) Rigsby of Jenison, Mich.; daughter-in-law, Patti Shelton of Royce City, Texas; sister, Vera Maxine Wilke of Decatur, Ill.; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her husband of 62 years, Elmer in 2003; two sons, Gary in 1977 and Marshall in 2008; her parents; four brothers; and seven sisters.

A graveside memorial service will be held at Swan Lake Memory Gardens, 4601 W. War Memorial Drive, Peoria, IL 61615.

Published in Peoria Journal Star on August 16, 2012
Swan Lake Memory Gardens
Peoria County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Jeanette
Record added: Aug 23, 2012
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Mary Frances <i>Merriman</i> Shelton
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