Betty Ruth (Rogers) Shelton

July 20, 1931 ~ August 19, 2021 (age 90)


Betty Ruth Rogers Shelton 90 of Westfield NC passed away on August 19, 2021, at Parkview Health and Rehabilitation Center in Chapel Hill NC.

She was born July 20, 1931, in Stokes County to the late Robert Ernest Rogers and Annie Ruth Hall Rogers. She was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, friend, and neighbor.

She leaves to cherish her memory her daughters Wanda Shelton Oakley (Ted), Joan Shelton Schultz (Mark), Anna Shelton Tilley (Wayne); brother John Rogers (Connie) eight grandchildren; Michael Oakley, Amanda Oakley Hort, Joey Tilley (Tempy), Ashley Tilley Rummage (Adam), Tanna Tilley (Ryan), Elizabeth Schultz Sidell (Matt),  Catherine Schultz, and Robert Schultz ( Bethany). Nine great grandchildren; Caroline Hort, Daemyn Hort, Baylee Tilley, Harper Tilley, Avery Rummage, Ella Rummage, Kody Sidell, Wren Sidell, and Tate June Gore.

 She enjoyed playing basketball at Francisco High School and loved watching basketball and many other sports. She loved to paint walls and color in coloring books. She loved to play Chinese Checkers. She also enjoyed playing with her grandchildren and cooking. She made “great biscuits”, puddings, and pies.

 She was a member of the Francisco Presbyterian Church, serving the youth group, the women of the church, numerous committees, bible school and choir.

She was active in her community. She supported the Boy Scout Troop 421, as wife of Scout Master for 50 years. She worked with the North Stokes High School PTA serving as President and Vice President, and with the North Stokes Band Boosters. She was a lifetime member of the Francisco Ruritan Club, serving in many roles including President. She was also a member of the Francisco Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary. Her awards received included Ruritan Member of the Year and Ladies Auxiliary Member of the Year.

She was a homemaker first and a farmers’ wife. She was a nurse’s aide, a teacher’s assistant with Head Start and cook’s assistant with the Francisco School. She was a store clerk and then became the co-owner/operator for that country store “Kodell Shelton’s Grocery” 1964-1999. She worked as a switch board operator from 1999-2006 at Stokes Reynolds Hospital.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents Robert Ernest Rogers and Annie Ruth Hall Rogers; her husband Norman” Kodell” Shelton; a daughter Connie Shelton; her brothers Ben Rogers, Bobby Rogers, and Ernest Rogers “Junior”; a sister Agnes Young; and eight half-brothers and sisters.

Mrs. Shelton will lie-in-state at Cox-Needham Funeral Home beginning  Sunday August 22,2021 thru  Saturday August 28,2021 from 8:30am - 4:30pm daily.

The family will hold  a private Celebration of Life at a later date.

Thank You to her many care providers these past 7 years including Tina Abbott, Linda Faries, Parkview Health and Rehabilitation Center in Chapel Hill, UNC Hospitals and UNC Geriatrics, Mountain View Medical, Stokes County and Durham County EMS, and to the people who visited, called, sent cards and Facebook messages.

Memorials can be made to the Francisco Ruritan Scholarship Fund c/o Craig Sumerell 3670 Horseshoe Road Westfield NC 27053 or the Francisco Presbyterian Church Cemetery fund  7251 NC Hwy 89 West, Westfield NC 27053.


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