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Iris Mae Shelton

January 27, 1912 ~ August 13, 2017 (age 105)
Iris Mae Shelton passed away at her home on August 13th at midnight. It was 105 years ago, at midnight on January 27, 1912, that Iris was born in a sod hut during a blinding thunder snow in Faulkner, Oklahoma. From the time she was born, Iris had a spark and twinkle in her eyes that remained through her final days. Iris laughed often at the world and herself, and marveled at the beauty and magic around her. Iris loved to paint, write and tell stories. Running a dash against the boys with her bloomers falling down, adventures with her childhood dog Rowdy, and stories of her family and friends would always bring a smile. A truly remarkable lady with a passion for life.

Iris is preceded in death by her adoring husband Vic Shelton, a Shriner and true gentleman. We know that she is happy to be with Vic, and her beloved sister Irene and brother Emmett, and her dear mother Bessie.  

Iris is survived by her loving niece, Judi Boyett Heady, her faithful dog Bennett, and a host of friends and admirers who will miss her laugh and whistling.

A visitation will be held from 10:30-11AM, with a service to begin at 11AM, on Wednesday, August 23rd at the Johnson County Funeral Chapel and Memorial Gardens at 11200 Metcalf in Overland Park, Kansas to celebrate Iris’ life.      

 Service Information


Johnson County Memorial Gardens
11200 Metcalf Ave.
Overland Park, KS 66210

August 23, 2017

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Johnson County Funeral Chapel
11200 Metcalf Ave.
Overland Park, KS

Funeral Service
August 23, 2017

11:00 AM
Johnson County Chapel
11200 Metcalf Avenue
Overland Park, KS 66210

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