Mary A. Shelton

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Mary Agnes Shelton, 72, formerly of Union Bridge, died Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at ManorCare Ruxton at Towson.

Born July 3, 1940, in Sparks, she was the daughter of the late Earl S. Gouker Sr. and Gladys A. Austin Gouker.

She was a member of the Linwood Brethren Church and enjoyed taking care of children during the worship service, for which the church honored her in 2011. She was employed for many years with ARC of Carroll County at SERRV in New Windsor, processing and pricing crafts. She enjoyed going to work and made many friends there, putting puzzles together, coloring pictures, entertaining children, collecting dolls and spending time with family, friends and neighbors. She had a knack for growing flowers.

In 2006 she got to fly to Disney World with her friend and caregiver Beverly, and visited four theme parks and met many of the Disney characters.

Surviving are son, Marshall E. Shelton Jr.; grandson, Tyler Shelton; sisters Estella Kolk, of New Windsor, Doris Troxel, of Monkton, and Nancy Staton and Betty Sheeler, both of Millers; sister-in-law, Jean Gouker, of Westminster; a number of nieces and nephews; and caregiver of 30 years, Beverly Maring.

She was predeceased by sisters Pauline Racine and Ann Otto; and brothers, John E. and Earl S. Gouker Jr.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 6 E. Broadway, Union Bridge.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, 200 Padonia Road E., Timonium. A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday at Linwood Brethren Church, 575 McKinstry's Mill Road, Union Bridge, with her pastor, the Rev. Dan Ceary, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Linwood Brethren Church, 575 McKinstry's Mill Road, Union Bridge, MD 21791; ARC of Carroll County, 180 Kriders Church Road, Westminster, MD 21158; or New Windsor State Bank FBO Tyler E. Shelton, P.O. Box 489, New Windsor, MD 21776.

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Hartzler Funeral Home
6 East Broadway
Union Bridge, MD 21791
(410) 775-7200
Published in Carroll County Times on May 15, 2013
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