Marcella Shelton

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Marcella Shelton Oct. 21, 1919 - Aug. 9, 2014 MICHIGAN CITY - Marcella Thomas Shelton, age 94 3/4, of Michigan City, passed away on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at Franciscan Hospice InPatient Unit. She was born October 21, 1919 in Hobart, IN, to H.O. "Tom" and Myrtle (Long) Thomas. On January 18, 1938, she married Paul Amos Shelton who preceded her in death on September 24, 1996. Surviving are her beloved children, Penni E. (Jerry) Cooley of LaPorte, and Paul E. (Johnna) Shelton of Michigan City; grandchildren, Jackie (Bob) Auger, Jeanie (Trip) Flanery, Steven (Anna) Shelton, David Shelton, Scott (Michelle) Cooley, and Beth (Steve) Messer; eleven great-grandchildren; and one great, great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Alice Thomas an Mary Jane Schaetzle; grandson, Ronald Cooley, and one great-grandchild, Stephanie Doney. Marcella was a homemaker. She graduated in 1937 from Bourbon Township Consolidated School. Marcella was a member of the Red Hat Society and the Firecracker Fillies Chapter. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 AM on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center. A time of visitation will be held from 4 - 8 PM on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 and one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Kingsbury Cemetery following the service. Memorial contributions may be directed to the of Indiana, Inc., 911 E. 86th Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240-1848 or the Hospice Franciscan Communities, 1225 E. Coolspring Avenue, Michigan City, IN 46360. Condolences may be shared with the family online at

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Published in South Bend Tribune on Aug. 11, 2014
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