Funeral services for Lena Mae Shelton will be 11AM, Friday, December 30, 2022 at Open Table Church in Wellsville. Visitation will be 6-8PM, Thursday evening at Wilson’s Funeral Home in Wellsville. Interment will follow services in the Wellsville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Helping Hands Pantry in care of Wilson’s, PO Box 486, Wellsville, KS 66092.
At 5:30AM on Thursday morning, December 22, 2022, Lena Shelton, having seen to it that everyone around her was as comfortable and prepared as possible, stepped from Earth to Heaven, which is honestly more suitable for her gentle spirit.
Lena lived an utterly consistent life. In school she cheered for her hometown Wellsville teams and later went on to be the loudest cheerleader for her husband, kids and anyone she knew and loved. Lena spent her early years in band and choir and went on to sing everything from commercial jingles to music on the radio, but mostly worship music to her Savior in church. Mostly, Lena was light. From her earliest days, throughout her young life, and right up to the smile she always held onto through her battle with cancer, Lena lit up a room and the world is a tiny bit more dim without her.
As a child, Lena loved watching tv shows and movies, enjoyed playing games with her brother, Tristian and enjoyed hanging out at the lake. Lena lived her entire life in Wellsville Kansas, the town she loved, graduating from WHS in 2000. On July 17, 2004, she married Brett J. Shelton. She loved baking and selling cookies, lemonade and limeades at Wellsville Days, volunteered at the Helping Hands food pantry, singing on the worship team, traveling and spending time with her husband and kids.
Lena is survived by her husband of the home; sons, Elliot Kelley and Jack Shelton and daughters, Olivia and Lily Shelton, all of the home; mother and father, Mindy and Karl Mason of Wellsville; grandmother, Glenda Buckley of Wellsville; Grandma, Rev. Helen Winters of Dixon, MO; Step-Grandmother, Dee Deay of Shawnee, KS; step-grandmother, Lynn Mason of Clearwater, FL; grandmother, Pat Mason of Richmond, KS; brother, Tristan Mason (Vanessa) of Homosassa, FL; sister, Tyler Eldridge (Tanner) of Ft. Riley, KS; brother, Darius Mason of Ottawa, sister HyeJin Kim and husband JP Jeong of Atlanta, GA; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by Devin Winters; grandpa, Bill Mason, step-grandpa, Jim Buckley and grandpa, Richard Spiering.