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Elbelle Shelton
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A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Lakewood Funeral Home for Elbelle Shelton, 86, of Modesto. She died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006 at Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Manteca.

Born April 21, 1919, Mrs. Shelton was a native of Oakland and had lived in the Modesto and Ceres areas since 1961. She was a homemaker and also had worked for Celeste Villa and Booth Packing Co. Mrs. Shelton attended First Baptist Church. She enjoyed needlework, cultivating flowers and reading.

She leaves behind three children, Michael Shelton of Sacramento, Donald Shelton of Switzerland and Pat Shuman of Modesto; her sister, Bonnie Pearl of Templeton; and seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Remembrances may be sent to First Baptist Church, 1326 12th St., Modesto, CA 95354.

-Ceres (Calif.) Courier / February 1, 2006