Larry Shelts

Larry SheltsLarry Gene Shelts, 67, of Camden died at 2:26 p.m. April 7, 2018, at his home.

He was born Dec. 3, 1950, in Rushville, a son of Bernard Eugene and Faye Virginia Milby Shelts. He married Brenda Jean Peak on June 7, 1970, in Camden. She survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Jennifer Deanne (and Melvin) Briney of Astoria; one son, Jeffrey Eugene (and Jennifer) Shelts of Camden; stepmother, Doris Shelts of Mount Sterling; one sister, Sheila Teaney of Mount Sterling; one half-brother, David Avery of Mount Sterling; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard Eugene Shelts and Faye and Andy Avery.

He graduated from Rushville High School in 1968 and attended Robert Morris Junior College, where he graduated receiving an Associate Degree in Applied Science. From there he attended Western Illinois University, graduating in 1972, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture. He worked for the Schuyler County Soil and Water District as Resource Conservationist for 25 years.

He served on the Camden Township Board for over 20 years and was a 4-H leader for over 36 years with the Camden Good Neighbors. He was most proud of serving on the Illinois Soil and Water Conservation District Board and serving as co-chair for three years. He was a Schuyler Farm Bureau member and a member of Camden United Methodist Church.

Private services will be held at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville with Pastor Charla Meyers officiating. Burial will follow in the Brooklyn Cemetery in Brooklyn. There will be no visitation.

Memorials may be made to the Culbertson Memorial Hospital Foundation, for the Dr. Cox Therapy Clinic or the Camden Good Neighbors 4-H Club.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 4/11/2018


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