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Robert E. Shelton

September 27, 1936 August 23, 2010
Robert E. Shelton
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PEORIA HEIGHTS-Robert E. Shelton, 73, of Alamo, Texas, and formerly of Peoria Heights, passed away on Monday, August 23, 2010, at the Bridges in Mission Texas. He was born on September 27, 1936, in Hoopeston, IL, to William E. and Lorrain Turner Shelton. He first married Rita Carney. He later married Lynn Alderman. They survive. Robert is also survived by one daughter, Julie Kiefner of Peoria; two sons, Thomas Shelton of Port Orange, FL and Christopher (Debra) Shelton of Peoria; Five step daughters, Terri Cordes of Shelton, Washington, Laura Ruby, Wendy (Dan) Fleury, Karen (Chris) Aglipay and Lisa Hurde all of Port Orchard, Washington; several grandchildren and great- grandchildren; and one sister, Joann (Don) Bowton of Brownsville, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, William Shelton and one granddaughter, Jamie Shelton. He was an Engineer for Lockhead Martin, retiring in 2000. He was a former commercial and private pilot. Robert was a former member of St. Thomas Catholic Church and a member of Mt. Hawley Pilots Club. He enjoyed spending his winters in Mexico. He was an avid golfer. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, August 27, 2010 at St. Thomas Church with Rev. Thomas Taylor officiating. Visitation will be from 9-10:30 a.m. on Friday at the church. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to www.wrightandsalmon.com

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