Mr. Shelley died Saturday, July 18, 2015, at Medicalodges Eudora.
He was born October 25, 1934, in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, the son of Charles E. and Sylvia M. McManness. He graduated from High School and began his apprenticeship as a plumber in 1953.
He worked for and retired from Huxtable & Associates Inc. as a plumber. He later went to work for the University of Kansas as a pipefitter, retiring in 2010.
Mr. Shelley enjoyed gardening, fishing, camping, and water skiing. He also was a member of the First Baptist Church.
He married Delores Ellen Pippert, October 6, 1954 in Lawrence, on the Shelley family farm. She died May 26, 2015.
Survivors include a son, Edward Shelley and wife Dee Dee of Topeka, Kansas; a daughter Jessica E. Hibbs- Shelley of Pleasant Hill, Missouri; brother, Charles “Chuck” Shelley of Shell Knob, Missouri; grandchildren, Drew A. Shelley and Austin J. Shelley of Wisconsin; great grandchildren, Elijah Shelley and Schylar Shelley of Wisconsin.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son, Robert Shelley; and daughter, Deborah D. Shelley-Hibbs.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, where the family will receive them from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Thursday.
The family suggests memorials to Medicalodges Eudora Activity Fund or Grace Hospice, sent in care of the funeral home.