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Hildred A. Shellenbarger Hildred A. Shellenbarger, a resident of Windsor Park in Carol Stream, IL, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, just two months after her 100th birthday. Born in Missoula, MT, in 1912, she acquired an independent spirit and inquiring mind that lasted throughout her life. Hildred married Lyell Shellenbarger, a civil engineer for the Milwaukee Railroad. They moved to Roselle in 1940, where they spent the next 50 years. When something was needed in the community, a small town then of only a few hundred, Hildred sought to provide it. She focused on children, teaching English to junior high students for 24 years. She also served in many ways at the Roselle Methodist Church. Hildred moved to Windsor Park in 1990, when she was 77 and recently widowed. There, she continued to be actively involved in countless activities. In her 90s, she focused on poetry and art. A nature lover, she took many courses in botanical drawing and painting. She is survived by two children, Carol (Steve) Slavin and David (Marsha Ose) Shellenbarger; four grandchildren, Joan (Chuck Marcotte) Slavin, Linda (Dan) Feeney, Jeff Shellenbarger and Steven Shellenbarger; and five great-grandchildren, Alex, Elena, Nick, Will and Kate. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 10:30 a.m. at Windsor Park, 124 Windsor Park Drive, Carol Stream, IL 60188. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be directed to the Windsor Park Benevolent Fund. For more information, please call Hultgren Funeral Home in Wheaton at 630-668-0027.

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Dec. 5, 2012
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