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Marjory Heath Shelton

Marjory June Heath Shelton went to be with the Lord on December 1st, 2012     surrounded by her family.  She resided with her son Ronald G. Heath and wife Sharon of Mint Hill, NC, where they cared for her for the past three years.  She resided six years at Wilora Lake Retirement Lodge in Charlotte, NC.  Marjory retired moving to Palmetto, FL; but spent most of her life in Battle Creek, MI.

Marjory was born the youngest of six children on April 27th, 1920, to James and Florence Hannum in Leonidas, MI.  She out lived her siblings; her husbands, George   Ethel Heath and Austin V. Shelton, nieces Billie Washburn Fish and Sharon Washburn Bain, grandson Tommy Fish, daughter-in-law Sandra K. Heath, and beloved son Larry C. Heath.

She is survived by her son, Ronald (Sharon) of Mint Hill, NC; niece, Sandy Washburn Willbur (Mike), daughter-in-law , Kathy Heath, both of Battle Creek; and two step daughters Joyce Frazier of Stevensville, MI and     Sharon Halladay of White House, TN.  Marjory had 9 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

Marjory worked as a secretary in Battle Creek.  She attended Vicksburg Schools.  She raised three nieces,       Billie, Sandy, and later Sharon Washburn, after their parents died.

Marjory was a life member of the Eastern Star where she served as a Worthy Matron from 1974-75, Battle Creek OES Chapter 355.  She was on the Sunshine Committee 1985 to 1986.  She and Austin were members of the Battle Creek Mardis Gras Club.  She accompanied him with the Masons and Shriners where he drove mini Ts in parades.

She started the Red Hat Club at Wilora Lake Lodge, acting as Queen Mother until her death.  She loved people, dancing, and having a good time.  Her favorite memories are of her summers at Long Lake Cloverdale at her summer home.  She loved bright colors, so friends are asked to dress accordingly.  A celebration of life party was given prior to her home-going at her son's home.

A memorial service will be held at the  Bedford      Masonic Temple at 21945 Bedford Road North (M-37) on Monday, June 24th at 11a.m.  A luncheon will follow.  A private graveside service will be held at Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens at 3p.m. for immediate family.      Donations may be made to the Michigan Kidney Foundation.

Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on June 16, 2013
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