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Shirley S. (Sheldon) Jelinek

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Shirley S. Jelinek (Sheldon)

AGE: 71 • Claymont

Shirley A. Jelinek passed away peacefully on October 2, 2015 after a courageous 19 year battle with Carcinoid Cancer.

She was born in Wilmington, DE, the only daughter of the late Francis J. and Georgia M. Sheldon. Shirley attended Ursuline Academy and Goldey Beacon School of Business. Over the years, Shirley worked at DuPont and later part-time at Nemours Mansion & Garden and Widener University School of Law Library. She enjoyed reading, vacations and loved to be a part of St. Mark's Lutheran Church Senior Choir. Shirley enjoyed being a member of the Beautiful Brandywine Butterflies, a chapter of the Red Hat Society.

She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Jeffrey E. Jelinek and a son, Bruce E. Lane and his wife Debbie of Palm Bay, Fl. Shirley was preceded in death by her father (2006) and her Mother (1992)

Family and Friends may call on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 501 Duncan Road, Wilmington, DE 19809 where a celebration of Shirley's life will begin at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation, 333 Mamaroneck Avenue # 492 White Plains, NJ 10605. To send condolences visit:

Shirley's family would like to thank Vitas Hospice for the excellent care that they provided during her final days.

Published in The News Journal from Oct. 6 to Oct. 8, 2015
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