Grace Elizabeth Shelton, 100, of Grayville

Grace Elizabeth Shelton, 100, of Grayville, Illinois, died Tuesday, August 10, 2021, at Meadowood Nursing Home in Grayville.  She was born December 23, 1920, in Mill Shoals, Illinois, the daughter of Charlie and Helen (Sumner) Bain.  She was married to Walter Shelton on July 31, 1945, and he preceded her in death on March 12, 2000.

Grace was a long-time faithful member of the Northside Baptist Church in Grayville, where she and her husband cleaned for nearly 20 years and she also taught Sunday school and worked at Bible school.  She always liked to talk and visit with folks.

Survivors include son Gary Shelton; daughter Gail (Charles) Carrell, all of Grayville; grandchildren Lisa (David) Cowling, and Chris (Kelly) Shelton; great-grandchildren Jason (Mariah) Cowling, Emily Cowling, Allison Shelton, Chloe Shelton; great-great-grandchild Mila Cowling; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; grandson Doug Shelton; siblings Mary Large, Nellie Shelton, Edward Bain, Lillian Bennett, John Bain, Ruth Jamerson, Leda Roeder, and Wilma Bain.

Visitation and funeral are Friday, August 13, 2021, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville.  Visitation is 10:00 to 11:30 am, and funeral is at 11:30 am.  Burial is in Oak Grove Cemetery in Grayville.

Memorials may be made to Northside Baptist Church and will be accepted at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville.