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Betty Jane Shelly

Betty Jane Shelly

May 12th, 1933 - Feb 14th, 2021
  • Birth Date: May 12th, 1933
  • Death Date: Feb 14th, 2021
  • Funeral Date: Feb 19th, 2021
  • Location: Upper Conewago Brethren Church, Abbottstown
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Biography: 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.

Funeral Service is Friday, Feb 19, at 1 P.M. at her church @ 403 Mummerts Church Rd., with ministers, John Shelly and Daniel Miller officiating.  Viewing is 12 -1 P.M. Friday at the church. COVID-19 restrictions will be observed.  Interment is in Mummerts Cemetery, Abbottstown.  Memorials in Betty's name may be made to: Bible Helps - 1445 Abbottstown Pike, Hanover, PA  17331.  Online condolences  may be shared on

Bryan June and Jake Bosley
Feb 19th, 2021 12:27 pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Frank and Janet Shaffer
Feb 18th, 2021 2:12 am
Dear family, Sending greetings of sympathy for the loss of your dear Mother. She always had a sweet smile and was a blessing to us. Precious memories of her is a blessing of comfort for you. In His Love, Frank and Janet Shaffer

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