Virginia Shelton

HOWLAND TOWNSHIP – Virginia Shelton, 88, passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2014.

Virginia was born Sept. 29, 1925, in Morgantown, W.Va., the daughter of Courtney and Clara Sanders.

Virginia married the love of her life, Eddie, Dec. 11, 1943, and together they shared 55 years of a truly wonderful and blessed life along with their four children.

She lived for and loved dearly each one of them. She was a wonderful wife, mom and gram to her entire family.

After raising her family, Virginia acquired her real estate license and worked for Century 21. She received a “Million Dollar Sales Award” for her outstanding sales of which she was very proud. She loved working with people.

Virginia loved dancing with her husband and truly held the attention of everyone who watched. Together they were a shining example of what love, marriage and family should always be. She also loved to travel.

Virginia was a devoted Christian lady with unbreakable faith. She attended the First Church of the Nazarene, where she dearly loved her Sunday School class, and also North Mar Church.

She had a special relationship with Pastor Ernie DePasquale and was featured on his Sunday Morning Crossroads program to give her testimony.

Virginia and her daughter, Debbie, shared a love and bond that can never be broken. They were truly best friends.

Virginia is survived by her two sons, Randy (Carol) Shelton of Fowler and Kevin (Colleen) Shelton of Howland; her daughter, Deborah (Patrick) Dobozy of Howland; her only sister, Ruth Anne (William) Paradice of Atlanta; six grandchildren, Shawn (Kerry) Shelton, Shannon (Tom) Gunter, Ryan (Nicole) Allison, Jaime (Matt) Wagner, Jason Shelton and Justin Shelton; and her 11 great-grandchildren, Owen, Arran, Abigail, George, Charlie, Jack, Noah, Grace, Luke, Ethan and Emily.

Virginia was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Eddie, who passed Dec. 2, 1998; her oldest son Nelson, who passed on Jan. 3, 2012; and five brothers.

A special thank-you to the nurses and Dr. Lane at St. Joseph Cancer Center Radiation Department for their kind, compassionate care and also to the outstanding ladies at Windsor House Assisted Living for their love and assistance. She loved them all.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until noon on Friday at Staton-Borowski Funeral Home, where funeral services will be noon Friday with Pastor Ernie DePasquale officiating.

Virginia will be laid to rest next to her husband, Eddie, at Howland Township Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Staton-Borowski Funeral Home, 962 North Road N.E., Warren, OH 44483l; 330-394-6200.

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