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Maryellen Shenton

Oct 26, 2017
Maryellen Shenton

printed 10/27/2017


Maryellen Shenton, age 84, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 at Hartley Hall in Pocomoke City, Maryland.

Born in Hastings, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Fermer J. Hoevenair and Anna Violet Newton Hoevenair.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wallace “Andy” Shenton, Jr.

She is survived by her children, Wallace Shenton, III “Drew” and his wife, Dawn, of Chincoteague, Virginia, Helen Harrison of Chicago, Illinois, Michael Shenton and his wife, Kim, of Fleetwood, North Carolina, Mary Jane Dolby and her husband, Robert, of Pocomoke City, and John Shenton “Rick” and his wife, Brenda, of Stockton, Maryland. There are 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Also surviving is a brother, John Hoevenair and his wife, Esther, of Leesburg, Florida, and sisters, Charlene Mumford of Ft. Lauderdale and Helen Hannaway and her husband, George, of Berlin. There are numerous nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Shenton had been a cafeteria worker and manager for the Worcester County Board of Education, working at Snow Hill High School. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, and lifetime member of the Stockton Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. She loved her family and enjoyed serving them her famous roast beef and dumpling dinners.

A graveside service was held on Monday, Oct. 23, 2017 in Stockton Memorial Gardens. Rev. Donald Bailey and Sandy Smith officiated.

A donation in her memory may be made to the Stockton Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, 1509 S. Church St., Stockton, Maryland 21864. Letters of condolence may be sent via: www.burbagefuneralhome.com. Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.

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