Mary Louise Sheldon, 92, of Ottawa, KS died Thursday, September 3, 2020 at Morningstar Care Home in Ottawa. She was born September 27, 1927 in Winfield, KS, the daughter of Robert Masters and Mabel (McKeeman) Masters. She grew up in Latham, KS, graduating from Latham High School with the class of 1944. She then graduated from Pittsburg State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. Mary came to Ottawa in 1949 and taught kindergarten at Hawthorne Elementary. Two years later, after marriage and the birth of her first child, she became a full-time homemaker. She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, where she was a choir member for 60 years. She was also a volunteer for the RMH Auxiliary and Friends of the Library and was active in many bridge clubs, as well as the ladies golf group at Ottawa Country Club. She was also an active member of Ottawa P.E.O Sisterhood for over 50 years.
On June 18, 1950, Mary was united in marriage to John S. Sheldon. They shared forty-four years of marriage until John’s death in 1994.
She was also preceded in death by her son John K. Sheldon and grandson Chris Sheldon.
She is survived by her daughter, Kathleen Sheldon-Smith and husband, David, Bothell, WA; son, Michael D. Sheldon, Merriam, KS; daughter-in-law, LeeAnn Sheldon, Ottawa, KS; eight grandchildren, Jon Paul Sheldon (Mandy), Edgerton, KS, Michael Sheldon (Shawna), Ottawa, KS, Shelly Miller (Byron), Seattle, WA, Tyler Sheldon, San Francisco, CA, Kaila Caryl (Ryan), Olathe, KS, Jared Sheldon, Kansas City, KS, Caleb Smith, Seattle, WA, Stephanie Sheldon, Payson, UT; and numerous great grandchildren.
Mary was generous and kind and was the best Mother/Grandmother anyone could ask for. She will be dearly missed.
A Memorial graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, September 10, 2020 at Highland Cemetery, Ottawa, KS. Memorial contributions may be made to Franklin County Cancer Foundation and sent c/o Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Home, P.O. Box 14, Ottawa, KS 66067. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.lamb-roberts.com.
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