Shelby J. Seals – Benton, Illinois

Shelby Jean Seals, age 84, of Benton, passed away at 5:05 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2024, at the Franklin Hospital of Benton.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, April 15, 2024, at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton. Burial will follow in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery of Benton. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday, at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton.

Mrs. Seals was born on September 28, 1939, in Benton, Illinois; the daughter of Edward Kuykendall and Marjorie (Odle) Kuykendall. She would marry Adrian Dean Seals on October 21, 1960, together they would share fifty years of marriage, until his death on February 18, 2011.

Mrs. Seals worked as a bookkeeper. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene of Benton, and the Daughters of Dorcas.

She was an avid reader and enjoyed word games. She enjoyed worshipping and attending her church, and she enjoyed being a part of the Daughters of Dorcas Ministries. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family.

Surviving are her two children Robin Wininger of Benton, IL, Marc Seals of Benton, IL; two grandchildren Jarred Alan Hurt of Phoenix, AZ, Corey Ryan Seals and wife Jennifer of Oklahoma City, OK; a great-grandson Lathan Isaiah Hurt; a sister Linda Noel of Kenai, AK; a brother Jerry Kuykendall and wife Nadine of Chicago, IL; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a sister Joyce Burford.

The family prefers Memorial contributions may be made to the Ministerial Alliance Summer Lunch Program and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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