Grace Elizabeth Shelton (100)

Grayville, Illinois
Birth: December 23, 1920
Death: August 10, 2021

Grace Elizabeth Shelton, 100, of Grayville, Illinois, died Tuesday, August 10, 2021, at Meadowood Nursing Home in Grayville. She was born December 23, 1920, in Mill Shoals, Illinois, the daughter of Charlie and Helen (Sumner) Bain. She was married to Walter Shelton on July 31, 1945, and he preceded her in death on March 12, 2000.

Grace was a long-time faithful member of the Northside Baptist Church in Grayville, where she and her husband cleaned for nearly 20 years and she also taught Sunday school and worked at Bible school. She always liked to talk and visit with folks.

Survivors include son Gary Shelton; daughter Gail (Charles) Carrell, all of Grayville; grandchildren Lisa (David) Cowling, and Chris (Kellie) Shelton; great-grandchildren Trajon Shelton, Jason (Mariah) Cowling, Emily Cowling, Allison Shelton, Chloe Shelton; great-great-grandchild Mila Cowling; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; grandson Doug Shelton; siblings Mary Large, Nellie Shelton, Edward Bain, Lillian Bennett, John Bain, Ruth Jamerson, Leda Roeder, and Wilma Bain.

Visitation and funeral are Friday, August 13, 2021, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville. Visitation is 10:00 to 11:30 am, and funeral is at 11:30 am. Burial is in Oak Grove Cemetery in Grayville.

Memorials may be made to Northside Baptist Church and will be accepted at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville.

Visitation: Cook Funeral Chapel, Grayville, Illinois - Friday, August 13, 2021 - 10 - 11:30 am
Service: Cook Funeral Chapel, Grayville, Illinois - Friday, August 13, 2021 - 11:30 am
Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery, Grayville, Illinois
Memorials: Northside Baptist Church

4 thoughts on “Grace Elizabeth Shelton”

  1. Ruth Bennett Tondini

    I am so sorry for your loss praying for your family, Aunt Grace was a wonderful woman. All my love to the family and a special hug to Gail and Gary. I love you.

  2. Linda King Masters

    My deepest sympathy to the family🌹Grace played a part in my childhood and I am so blessed to have known her.Heaven has truly gained an Angel❤

  3. Christine Skinner

    Gail, Gary and families, so sorry about Aunt Grace passing. She lived a long and beautiful life. She has been my role model of the faithful wife taking care of a stroke husband. She never wavered. She gave us the sweetest Pekingese we named Ginger. She gave our family 13 years of unconditional love and joy. She loved my Sophie and always was happy to see her when we came to visit her. She will be missed by all of us. You all are in my heart this week. Love you all!❤️

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