Maude J. Shelton, 93, Goodman, entered into rest on July 2, 2013, at Freeman Neosho Hospital following a lengthy illness.

She was born May 13, 1920, in Haywood County, N.C., to Ira Luther Reese and Ida Reese.

Maude moved to Goodman in 1965 from Arkansas and was a caregiver. She also owned and operated a dog kennel for many years. She was an avid quilter and a member of Goodman Baptist Church.

Maude married Charles Shelton and he preceded her in death on Oct. 9, 1993.

Maude is survived by her son, Grady Shelton, Goodman; four grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; brother, Clyde Reese, Canton, N.C.; and sister, Delia Reese of the state of Georgia. 

Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, at Mayfield Cemetery Goodman. Brother Reese Morrow officiating. Viewing will be held 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Friday.

Service arrangements are under the directions of Clark Funeral Home Neosho.

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