SHELBY, MARJORIE W. "MARGIE," of St. Matthews died Wednesday, March 20, after an illness.
Married 65 years to the late Albert Shelby, she is survived and treasured by her brother, James C. Wright of Bowling Green; and her children, Penny Shelby of Cleveland, Melinda Shelby (Scott White) of Atlanta, Don Shelby (Elizabeth) of Pleasureville, KY, and Ellen Mattingly (Rick Knapp) of Cleveland.
She was predeceased by her brother, Randall T. Wright of Conway, South Carolina.
Mrs. Shelby was born in Hopkinsville, KY, she graduated from Bowling Green High School and attended Bowling Green Business College. She was a member of the St. Matthews Women's Club and a long-time member of Crescent Hill Baptist Church. She retired from the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau in 1989. Our Margie was a feisty, sassy woman with a warm heart, a ready smile, a strong shoulder, and a wacky and wonderful sense of humor. She loved people, flowers, springtime, music and dancing.
She was a delightful and devoted grandmother and great-grandmother to Karen Shelby (Eric Bakovic; Katya) of San Diego; Kim Cloer (John; Matthew) of Statesville, SC, Mark Douglas (Kelly; Wyatt) of Carmel, IN; Alan Shelby (Krissy; Xander, Kelsey and Luke) of Louisville, Paul Cowan (Diana; Ashleigh and Sean) of Newark, OH; Jason Douglas (Kim; Alia and Max) of Portland, OR; the late Greg Mattingly (Jeana) and Shelby Mattingly of Denver, CO. She called this group her "Grands" and "Greats," and they will forever miss their Gaga who adored them. Services will be 3 p.m. on Monday, March 25, 2013 at Highland Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road, Louisville, KY, 40205. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Sunday, March 24, 2013 from 5-8 p.m. and Monday, March 25, 2013 from 1-3 p.m.
Donations may be made in Mrs. Shelby's name to the
or the Kentucky Humane Society.
Published in The Courier-Journal from Mar. 22 to Mar. 24, 2013