Betty Jane Shelly, 87, of Littlestown, died at her home on February 14, 2021. She was the wife of the late Emmert O. Shelly Jr., who died on June 30, 2009. Betty was born in Taneytown on May 12, 1933, and was the daughter of the late Jesse Albert and Emma Jane (Bowers) Sauerwein. She was a seamstress for Sylvia Garments in Littlestown and a housewife. She supported her husband, who was in the ministry. Betty was a devoted woman, mother and caregiver for family members.
Her children survived: Marilyn Faye Shelly of Maysville, WV; Dorcas Ann Shelly from Littlestown and Galen Scott Shelly from Littlestown; their 2 grandchildren who were very expected and brought joy into their lives, Gage Oliver and Grayden James Shelly and their nephews and a niece. Betty was died of her sisters Dottie V. Pifer and Ruthanna Grace Sauerwein and her brother Jesse James Sauerwein. She was a member of Upper Conewago Brethren Church in Abbottstown, where she taught Sunday School. She participated and thrived in the Wellbrook Adult Day Services program in the Brethren Home Community's Cross Keys Village in New Oxford.
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