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Pat Shelton

May 9, 1927 — December 12, 2022

Morris

Pat Shelton

Pauline “Pat” Shelton

Age 95 of Morris passed away Monday, December 12, 2022 at the Lightways Hospice and Serious Illness Care Center in Joliet, with her family by her side.

Born May 9, 1927 in Chandlers Ford Hants, England, Pauline Patricia was a daughter of Charles and Alice (Ford) Pilkington. She was raised and educated in England, and on April 30, 1945 she married Raymond B. Shelton in Lymington, England. Pat and her husband moved to Morris in 1952 which she would call home for the last 70 years. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Morris, and she enjoyed gardening and feeding the birds. Pat was an avid reader and she would rarely miss her favorite television program, Jeopardy. She was a loving wife, mother, and Nan who lived to care for her family and those she loved the most.

Survivors include three daughters: Carolyn Stratton of Iron Mountain, Michigan, and Debra Olsen and Gail (Richard) Maskel, both of Morris; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, two brothers: Peter and Anthony Pilkington, both of England; and several nieces and nephews.

Pat was preceded in death by her parents and her husband; one son and one daughter: Dale Shelton and Cheryl Styner; and five brothers and sisters: Arthur Pilkington, Sydney Pilkington, Peggy O’Neil, Jeanne Smith, and Kathy Bulpett.

The family will receive friends for a visitation on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at Immaculate Conception Church, 600 East Jackson Street, in Morris from 9:30 am until the time of funeral service at 10:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated with Reverend Jason Stone presiding.

Cremation rites will be accorded following funeral services, and Pat will be laid to rest at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Morris with her husband.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Pat’s memory to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church or to Lightways Hospice.

Family and friends are encouraged to sign the online guest book, upload photographs, and share Pat’s memorial page via social media.

Funeral services and cremation arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Morris (815) 942-2500.

To send flowers to the family in memory of Pat Shelton, please visit our flower store.

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Visitation

Saturday, December 17, 2022

9:30 - 10:30 am (Central (no DST) time)

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

600 E Jackson St, Morris, IL 60450

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Mass

Saturday, December 17, 2022

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central (no DST) time)

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

600 E Jackson St, Morris, IL 60450

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