Linda Sue Shelton
Linda Sue Shelton (Ames), 59, Swanton, Ohio, died March 6, 2010, at her home after a courageous fight with cancer.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, at Saint Paul's Epicopal Church, 310 S. Elizabeth Street, Maumee, Ohio. The Rev. Paul Board will officiate.
Mrs Shelton was born August 27, 1950, in Toledo, Ohio to Robert and Joan Ames (English). She attended Waite High School and resided most of her life in the Toledo area. She also lived in Upstate New York and Brownsville, TX but always returned to her family in Toledo.
Mrs Shelton held strongly to her Episcopal roots with her faith giving her strength in the final days of her life. Her strength and loyalty to those around her will be sorely missed. She was the Matron of the family giving loving support to her children even into their adult years. She was the foundation of love and strength to her husband. To her friends she was a rock they could lean on. She was a center in the lives of many.
Mrs Shelton is survived by her husband Starley R Shelton, her brother Robert Ames, Jr and sister Sandra Burris, her children Thomas McDonald Jr, Amy Buehler, Starley A Shelton, and Joseph McDonald, son-in-law Wayde Buehler, daughter-in-law Geraldine McDonald, and 13 grandchildren.
Online condolences may be shared below:
Date: Mar 10, 2010
Name: Rose Galang and Family
Entry: To: The Loved ones of Linda From: Rose Galang and Family (Geraldine's Family)
Our deepest sympathy goes with you and Ge and your whole family. I know your sorrow and pain right now, it is truly painful loosing someone so dear to us. I'm quite worried with Ge, she lost two moms now.
We lost our Mom in Sept 1998; she was only 48. When I lost my mom, I draw strength and found consolation from God our Father and from Mama Mary, for they are not ignorant of my pain, they too lost Jesus, and in a most painful and embarrassing way of death. May you also seek refuge and find consolation in them.
May you also find consolation from your faith, knowing that life does not end, that life goes on and that death on earth is just our way of coming home to the Father, our true home, the place where we, the faithful ones will rest in the joy and peace of our Lord, and where Linda will be. May you find joy in knowing that death has lost it's power over us through our Lord's triumphant Resurrection. Continue to pray and seek graces for Linda. May she find rest in the joy and peace of our Lord. May perpetual light shine upon her.
God Bless you and console you in your time of grief and great sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I will include Linda in my prayers for my Mom and all my relatives and friends who have gone home before us.
Love and prayers,