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Mary Shelton

August 18, 1926 - November 20, 2010

Mary Beth Shelton, 84, died peacefully November 20, 2010 in Hendersonville, NC, after a brief illness.

A native of St. Claire, PA, Mary Beth moved to Washington DC during World War II. There she worked for the Department of Agriculture and met her late husband, Billy Ray Shelton. The couple were married, settled in Alexandria, VA, and raised six children. After the death of her husband, Mary Beth worked as an office administrator at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Springfield, VA and later at St. Timothyís Catholic Church in Chantilly, VA. After retiring in 2004, Mary Beth moved to Columbus, NC.

She is survived by her six children, nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at St. John the Baptist Church in Tryon, NC on Wednesday, November 24, 2010.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.

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