ALHAMBRA, Ill. - Donald L. Shelton, 80, formerly of Bloomfield, Mo., died at 7 a.m. July 21, 2005, at his daughter's home in Staunton.
Born Nov. 18, 1924, at Oran, Mo., son of the late Joseph and Fannie Shelton, he was an assembler at General Motors in St. Louis, Mo., a member of the United Autoworkers Local No. 25 in St. Louis and served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War eras. He had also been a self-
On Dec. 17, 1962, in Bell City, Mo., he married Ruthie Mae Hollis who preceded him in death on Nov. 24, 1996.
Also preceding him in death were one son, Charles McCulley; one granddaughter, Jennifer DuFrain; two brothers, Gerland Shelton and Wright Shelton; and two sisters, Georgia Worrell and Dorothy Underwood.
Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Dorothy White of Winfield, Mo.; four daughters and one son-in-law, Connie and Dinzel Riley of Yuba City, Calif., Brenda Austin and Sandra DuFrain of Staunton and Kathie Payne of Advance, Mo.; one brother, Woodrow Shelton of St. Louis; and 14 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
A graveside memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Bell City with the Rev. Gary Hollis officiating.
Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton is in charge of arrangements.