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Mrs. Mildred Elizabeth Cary Shelley, 93, Burkesville, KY (1919-2012)

She was the beloved matriarch of a highly honored Cumberland County family. She was the widow of the late Omer "Joe" Shelley. She leaves 9 direct living descendants. She was member of The Burkesville First United Methodist Church, a homemaker, a merchant co-owning Shelley's Feeds and the former Shelley Motor Co. Chevrolet dealership both in Burkesville, a member of the Republican Womens Club, Homemakers Club, and active in the Emmaus Walk community
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Mrs. Mildred Elizabeth Cary Shelley, age 93, of North Main Street, in Burkesville passed away Thursday, November 22, 2012 at the Cumberland County Hospital in Burkesville, KY.

Funeral Services will be conducted Sunday November 25, 2012 at 2pmCT, at The Burkesville First United Methodist Church, 126 S. Main Street, Burkesville, KY, with burial in the Grider Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call after 6pmCT, Saturday November 24, 2012 at Norris-New Funeral Home, 601 N. Main Street, Burkesville, KY and until noon on Sunday. The body will then be taken to the church to lie in state from 1pmCT until the Funeral hour.


Pallbearers will be Truman, Todd, T.J., Steve, J.P. and Joseph.

Mrs. Mildred Elizabeth Cary Shelley, Burkesville, KY (1919-2012)

She was born near Cloyds Landing in Cumberland County, KY, on Thursday, Tuesday June 10, 1919. She was the daughter of Charlie Blaine and Myrtie Cloyd Cary. She died Thursday, November 22, 2012, in Burkesville, Cumberland County, KY, at the age of 93 years, 5 months, and 12 days.

She was a member of The Burkesville First United Methodist Church, a homemaker, a merchant co-owning Shelley’s Feeds and the former Shelley Motor Co. Chevrolet dealership both in Burkesville, a member of the Republican Womens Club, Homemakers Club, and active in the Emmaus Walk community.

She was married to Omer "Joe" Shelley in 1940, he preceded her in death in 1972. In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by her brother, Ralph Alexander Cary.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Vanda Joann Shelley (and Truman) Morgan of Burkesville, KY and the following:
  • Her grandchildren: Joseph Todd (and Amy) Morgan, Amy Lee (and Steve) Tarquine, Truman Jason "T.J." (and Leighann) Morgan

  • Great grandchildren: Molly Jo Morgan, Joseph Michael Tarquine, Joseph Paull "J.P." Morgan, Lucas Scott Tarquine and Isabella Kurtys Morgan.
The family would appreciate donations to the Burkesville First United Methodist Church building fund in her memory.

Professional service provided by Norris-New Funeral Home, 601 N. Main Street, Burkesville, KY. Online condolences at www.norris-new.com


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