Laclede County Record logo and header



Eleanor Lucille Shelley, 97, of Lebanon, died Friday, April 2, 2021, at Mercy Hospital Lebanon.

She was born April 29, 1923, in Toledo, Ohio to Joseph and Emma Sarah Stone Parker.

On Dec. 11, 1943, she married Conard Monroe “Whiskers’’ Shelley, and to this union one daughter and three sons were born.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Conard on April 22, 2018; a son, Tim Shelley; three brothers, Chuck, Willy, and Dick; and four sisters, Evelyn, Rosemary, Dorothy, and an infant.

Eleanor was born and raised in Ohio. Once she and Conard were married, they lived in various places while he worked in the pipeline industries. They lived in several locations in the midwest and south before retiring and moving to Missouri. Eleanor was a devoted homemaker and loving mother to her family through the years. They retired to Lebanon in 2001. She and Conard lived in The Terraces for a few years.

When Eleanor first moved to Lebanon, she and Conard were involved in Emmanuel Chapel Bible Church and later Eleanor was active in Hillcrest Baptist Church. Her faith was always at the center of her life and she stayed active in her church for as long as her health allowed.

She is survived by a daughter, Sally Shelley of Evanston, Ill.; two sons, Monte Shelley and his wife Ruth of Lebanon and Jeff Shelley and his wife Karen, of West Chicago, Ill.; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Eleanor Lucille Shelley will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at the Holman-Howe Funeral Home in Lebanon with the Rev. Jim Turek and the Rev. David Brown officiating. Burial will be in Mount Rose Memorial Park in Lebanon. Visitation was held 5-7 p.m. Tuesday in the Holman-Howe Funeral Home. A memorial to Ethnos360 has been established and contributions may be made through the funeral home. For more information or to view or sign the online memorial visit


No comments on this story | Please log in to comment by clicking here
Please log in or register to add your comment