Cynthia “Carol” Shelby, 78, Kokomo, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at Community Howard Regional Hospital. She was born April 30, 1935, in Kokomo, to Charles and Lola Franklin. On Nov. 15, 1952, she married Clifford Leon Shelby, and he preceded her in death Aug. 7, 2006.
Cynthia worked at Village Pantry for 24 years. She loved to play bingo and play with her grandkids. She also enjoyed going to Goodwill and Walmart and doing word searches.
She is survived by her son, Edward A. (Lori) Shelby; grandkids, Isaac, Maria, and Andy Shelby; great-grandkids, Tyler, Dylan and Devon Shelby; son-in-law, Jerry Gilbert; daughter-in-law, Coleen Shelby; half-brother, Paul Blye; half-sister, Priscilla Bowes; sisters-in-law, Linda Strange and Janie Spice; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her father, Charles Franklin; mother, Lola (Franklin) Blye; son, Clifford Shelby Jr.; daughter, Shirley Gilbert; and grandsons, Jeremy Shelby and Curtis Johnson.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday at Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home, with Pastor Ron Forsythe officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Messages of condolence may be expressed online at www.sunsetmemorygarden.com.