Obituary: Betty Jane Shelly

Betty Jane Shelly


Betty Jane Shelly, 87, of Littlestown, died Sunday, Feb 14, 2021 at her home. She was the wife of the late Emmert O. Shelly, Jr. who died June 30, 2009. Born May 12, 1933 in Taneytown, Betty was the daughter of the late Jesse Albert & Emma Jane (Bowers) Sauerwein. She was a seamstress at Sylvia Garments, Littlestown and a homemaker. She supported her husband who was in the ministry. Betty was a devoted wife, mother and caregiver for family members.

Surviving are her children: Marilyn Faye Shelly of Maysville, WV; Dorcas Ann Shelly of Littlestown and Galen Scott Shelly of Littlestown; her 2 grandchildren who were greatly anticipated and brought joy into her life, Gage Oliver and Grayden James Shelly and her nephews and a niece. Betty was predeceased by her sisters, Dottie V. Pifer and Ruthanna Grace Sauerwein and her brother, Jesse James Sauerwein. She was a member of Upper Conewago Brethren Church of Abbottstown where she taught Sunday School. She participated and thrived in Wellbrook Adult Day Services Program at Cross Keys Village at the Brethren Home Community, New Oxford.

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