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Florence Mary Shelton of Wailua Homesteads passed away peacefully at home on January 8, 2013, at the age of 76 with her devoted kitty, Sweetie on her lap.
She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1936. Florence retired from State Farm Insurance providing administrative support for many years.
She resided on Kauai with her daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Scott who assisted in her final days. Scott and Mother were best of friends with the exception of her brother and kitty. They had their evening chats every day. Mother always said, "He's a keeper." They shared a bond and great love for one another.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carroll T. Shelton.
Mother is survived by her beloved brother and best friend, Al (Josie) O'Neill; daughters, Debra (Scott) Cole of Wailua Homesteads, Lynne (Tom) Cross of Delaware, Gayle (David) Floyd of Delaware, Diane Coppock of Pennsylvania; 10 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren; niece, Mary (Gordy) Herr of Pennsylvania, nephew, Jonathan O'Neill of Delaware and her bagel buddy Barbara Cole of New York.
A memorial service will be held at a later date at Chandler Funeral Home in Wilmington, Delaware.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Delaware Humane Society, 701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801 or the
, 200 Continental Drive, Suite 101, Newark, DE 19713.
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Published in The News Journal on Jan. 20, 2013