Elton Shelly

Elton E. Shelly

Sunday, April 12th, 1931 - Tuesday, January 1st, 2019
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Elton E. Shelly, 87, of Chambersburg, and formerly of Mercersburg, died January 1, 2019 at the Chambersburg Hospital. Elton had been in failing health for several months.
Born April 12, 1931 at Chambersburg, he was a son of the late Frank D. and Anna Mary (Stoner) Shelly.
Elton was a 1949 graduate of Lemasters High School. He owned and operated a dairy farm for several years. He was a former employee of Mack Truck, Hagerstown and the former High Score Plant Food, Lancaster. During retirement Elton was a driver for both Gift and Friese Bus Services and Mercersburg Academy. He enjoyed NASCAR racing.
Elton was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Chambersburg, Mount Zion Lodge #774 F & AM, McConnellsburg, Chambersburg American Legion, and Mt. Parnell Ruritan Club. As a member of Ruritan, he held various offices locally and nationally.
Surviving family include his wife, Sally A. (Gift) Shelly, whom he married April 12, 1958, a daughter, Carol A. (John A.) Ecton, Jr., Chambersburg, three grandchildren, Tyler E. and Thomas C. “Chas” Shelly, and Marlee A. Ecton, daughter in law, Lisa Shelly-Hull, and sister in law, Virginia Shelly. Elton was preceded in death by a son, Thomas E. Shelly, and brothers, Raymond, John, and Earl Shelly.
A funeral service will be held at 11 AM Saturday January 5, 2019 at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home Inc., Mercersburg, with Reverend Caroline E. Saxton officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, Mercersburg.
A public viewing two hours prior to the service Saturday at the funeral home.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 5th, 2019 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    Saturday, January 5th, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
    Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, Inc.
    47 North Park Avenue
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  • Service

    Saturday, January 5th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, January 5th, 2019 11:00am
    Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, Inc.
    47 North Park Avenue
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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