Edna J. Shelby
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Edna J. Shelby
  • March 10, 1928 - June 8, 2017
  • Blue Springs, Missouri

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Edna Jean Shelby was born March 10, 1928 in Shamrock, TX to Walter Clinton and Effie Mae Keith. The family was from around Ozark, AR and she grew up there until they moved to Kansas City around 1942 for her father to work at Armco Steel during the war. She graduated from Northeast High School in 1946. She married Millard Charles Shelby (Junior) on Valentine’s Day, 1948. They had 45 years together until Junior passed in 1993. Also preceding her in death are her parents, brother John Thomas Keith and sister Hilta Emma Walker, all of Franklin County, AR. Jeanna worked at Montgomery Ward from when she graduated high school until her first son was born in 1958. After that she was a stay at home mother.



Mrs. Shelby is survived by three children, William Alan Shelby of Blue Springs, Robbie Mark Shelby of Kansas City and David Keith Shelby of Springfield, MO. She also leaves behind six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.



Jeanna was a member of the Eastern Star and participated with her husband in the Elysian Grotto.



She departed this life in peace on June 8, 2017.



Visitation will be at Floral Hills Funeral Home on Monday, June 12th at 9:00am, followed by funeral services at 10:00am. Burial will be at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.