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Emma Felts

Friday, September 14, 2001

EAST PRAIRIE - Emma Lou Shelby Felts, 75, died at 7:25 a.m. Sept. 13, 2001, at her home.

Born July 11, 1926, in East Prairie, daughter of the late Travis W. and Lena Murphy Shelby, she lived in East Prairie most of her life. She and her husband owned and operated Shelby Furniture and Appliance and Shelby Funeral Homes Inc. She was named the East Prairie Chamber of Commerce Woman of the Year in 1995 and was a member of the First Christian Church in East Prairie.

On Dec. 13, 1947, she married Edward L. Felts who preceded her in death on April 21, 1980.

Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Lee and Roxanne Felts of Richboro, Pa.; one daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Joe Oliver of East Prairie; six grandchildren, Sarah Lee Archie and Hunter and Lou Shelby Oliver of East Prairie, Libby Farmer of Elkton, Ky., Rhiannon Hoover and Logan Felts of Richboro; and six nieces and nephews, Deb Williams of Charleston, Susan Carey and Barbara McMurry of Hattiesburg, Miss., Mary T. Graves of Tunica, Miss., Ralph R. Bloodworth Jr. of Poplar Bluff and Linda Bloodworth-Thomason of Los Angeles, Calif.

One brother, Travis W. "Corky" Shelby, also preceded her in death.

Friends may call after 6 p.m. today at Shelby Funeral Home, where services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday. Fred Girdwood and Jerry Willer will officiate.

Burial will follow in the Dogwood Cemetery near East Prairie.

Pallbearers will be: Ralph R. Bloodworth III, Ben Bloodworth, Elliott Williams, Travis Williams, Shelby Winchester, Riley Winchester, Dabney McMurry, John Graves, Paul D. Watson and Marshall McTigue.

Honorary pallbearers will be: Bob Hunter, Bill Johnson, L.D. Davis, Bill Adkisson, Richard Falkoff, Henrietta Hubbard, Joan Winchester, Dickie Adkisson, LaWanda Douglas, Gertrude Jones and Jane Cross.

Memorial contributions

may be sent to the

First Christian Church

215 S. Washington

East Prairie, Mo. 63845


Susana Wesley Family Learning Center

201 N. Washington

East Prairie, Mo. 63845


East Prairie Garden Club

in care of Shelby Funeral Home

104 W. Olive St.

East Prairie, MO. 63845

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