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Dorothy Shelly

May 14, 1923 — May 19, 2019

May 19, 2019

DOROTHY SHELLY, 96, of Luzerne passed away Sunday evening in the Kadima Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Harvey’s Lake.

Born in Luzerne she was the daughter of the late Charles and Ethel Hooper Barnard. She was a graduate of Overbrook School for the Blind of Philadelphia. For many years she was employed as a Nurse’s Assistant. Dorothy resided all of her life in Luzerne before moving to Shavertown. During her younger years she loved to travel places like the Grand Canyon and the Golden Gate Bridge. In her mid-years she and her husband traveled to Hawaii and Australia, they also sponsored many bus trips to Florida and camping.

Preceding her in death was her husband Harold Shelly, brothers Ralph, George and Harold Barnard, and sister Lois Lamoreaux.

Surviving is her son Doug Shelly of Luzerne; several nieces and nephews

Many years ago Dorothy planned that at the time of her death her body would be donated to the Humanity Gifts Registry for the medical advancement and research of students attending medical college in which Dorothy’s wishes were carried out.

A Memorial service will be held for all those to attend at The Bennett Presbyterian Church 501 Bennett Street Luzerne, Pa 18709 on Sunday May 26th at 6pm

Arrangements are by the Metcalfe Shaver Kopcza Funeral Home 504 Wyoming Avenue Wyoming.

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