Vera <I>Carter</I> Shelton

Vera Carter Shelton

Saint Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Death 15 Feb 2012 (aged 82)
Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 85075796 · View Source
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Davenport - Memorial services to celebrate the life of Vera Shelton, 82, a resident of Davenport, will be 6 p.m. Saturday, February 18, 2012, at Mount Sinai C.O.G.I.C. Church, 4820 North Pine, Davenport. Her family will greet friends at the church prior to services from 4 p.m. until service time at 6 p.m. The Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport, assisted the family with arrangements. Honoring her wish the rite of cremation was accorded and private inurnment services will be in National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal, at a later date.

Vera passed away peacefully at Genesis Medical Center-West Central Park, Davenport, surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, February 15, 2012.

Vera Carter was born August 23, 1929, in St. Louis, daughter of Virgil and Emma (Price) Carter. She was united in marriage to Frank G. Shelton. He preceded her in death in 1983.

She was a graduate of St. Ambrose College. Her prior training included commercial arts at Stowe Teachers College and Harris Teaching College as well as other artistic achievements.

Vera worked as an Independent Artist creating and teaching art in institutions throughout the world where her works of art and poetry are exhibited worldwide. Before becoming a member of Mount Sinai, she was a devout Christian presiding as Mother of the House of Prayer in Akron, Ohio, and was cherished by many friends there.

Memorials may be made to her family.

Those left to honor her memory include her three children and their spouses, Dr. Jeri Brown Johnston and husband Dr. Mark Johnston of Canada, Zina M. Shelton Jones of Davenport, and Juan and Sheila Shelton also of Davenport. Her grandchildren, Tiffany and Todd Brown, Simora Jones, Juan (Dontae), Trenton, Kamden, and Shalana (Destiney) Shelton; great-grandchildren, Jennifer Naila Brown and Maylasha Asjiona Shelton; a sister, Eunice (Henry) Crowley, and cousin, Theophillus Clay of St. Louis; extended family, Jane, Evelina and the Price and Straughter families; a sister-in-law, Brownie Shelton, St. Louis; nieces and nephews, Abdul Bey (Stanley), Minister Frank B. Smith III of Chicago, Cedric M. Henry of Cincinnati, Brittney, Brianna, Lisa, Stacy, Leslie, Francesca and other loving extended family, Robin, Deandra, Tenile, Robert, Tolly, Erin, and Jahlil; her close friend, Sister Jeannie Bell; a special friend, David Maurice; and a host of other loving extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a sister and brother-in-law, Thelma and Frank Smith, and a brother and sister-in-law, Virgil and Ethelyn Carter.
(Quad-City Tines, Feb. 17, 2012)

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