George H. Shelly
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George H. Shelly, 93, of Emmaus, passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at St. Luke's Hospital, Fountain Hill. His wife of 63 years, Mildred M. Shelly died on May 4, 2016. Born in Dillinger Station, he was the son of the late Russell and Cecilia (Heist) Shelly. He was a member of Zionsville Bible Fellowship Church. George grew up and worked on the family farm for many years until taking a position with Bell Telephone, until he retired in 1993. He enjoyed vegetable gardening, and sharing blueberries and asparagus with family and friends. George kept his many rose bushes impeccably manicured, knowing the names of all the varieties. He was always quick with a joke, many being original and some a little corny. George was an avid Philadelphia Sports fan.

Survivors: Children, Donna A. Platz (Duane), Donald G. Shelly (Mary), and David P. Shelly (Lisa); Grandchildren, Sarah & Shannon Shelly, Nicole Steirer (Chris) and Christopher Shelly (Gisselle); and Great-Grandchildren, Noah and Ava Steirer, and Lincoln Shelly. He was preceded in death by a Brother, Ray.

Services: Private due to gathering restrictions. Arrangements by Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home.

Contributions: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Zionsville Bible Fellowship Church, 6401 Vera Cruz Road, Zionsville PA 18092.

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Published in Morning Call on May 23, 2020.
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June 22, 2020
Sincere sympathies to Donald Shelly and his family from a fellow Kraft employee . My thoughts and prayers are with you .
Linda Paules
May 24, 2020
Dear Donna, Duane and family,
My most sincere sympathy for your loss.
May 23, 2020
George's garden was a wonder to behold. He spent hours tending it even when it was not easy for him to do so physically. His roses were extraordinary. It was a pleasure to stop and talk with him in his yard on our walks. We're glad we got a chance to know him. Our best to his family.
Larry and Heidi Butler (former neighbors)
May 23, 2020
Dear Don and Mary, So sorry to hear about the death of your dad. We remember visiting your parents home years ago, they were always very welcoming. Please accept our sincerest sympathy.
Diane & Bob O'Sullivan
May 23, 2020
Dear Donna and Duane,
We are so sorry to read about your fathers passing. You have done so much to help him over these last few years of health challenges. He sounds like a wonderful and kind man who gave to others. His struggles are over and he is with the Lord! Praise God!
He will always be with you in your hearts and lives and his kindness will live on through all of you.
May Gods peace and love surround and uphold you during these difficult days. Our deepest sympathy.
Jane & Jeff Seasholtz
Jane & Jeff Seasholtz
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