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George Elmer Sheley, 92, of Lincoln,
died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2008, at 6:23 a.m. at St. Clara's Manor.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader
Funeral Home in Lincoln.His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the
funeral home, with the Rev. Andrew Nyren
Burial will be in Zion Cemetery.
Mr. Sheley was a retired union carpenter and
maintenance worker at the Odd Fellows Children's
Home and Daycare.
He was born March 27, 1916, in Lincoln to Elmer
C. and Georgia Sparks Sheley. He married Catherine
E. Stoltz on June 19, 1939, in Hannibal, Mo. She
preceded him in death on June 18, 2006.
He is survived by three sons, Ronald (and Faye)
Sheley of Taylorville, Kenneth Sheley of Lincoln and
Dennis (and Carol) Sheley of Lincoln; two daughters,
Sandy (and Dallas) Millard of Lincoln and Sheryl
"Jean" Babbs of Lincoln; five brothers, Wayne Sheley
of Lincoln, Homer Sheley of Lincoln, Howard (and
Diane) Sheley of Lincoln, Jim (Joannie) Sheley of
New Holland and Bob (and Linda) Sheley of Lincoln;
three sisters, Virginia Klockenga of Lincoln,
Mildred (and Marion) Maaks of Lincoln and Jessie
Rankin of New Holland; 13 grandchildren; and 22
He was also preceded in death by one brother,
Richard; two sisters, Dorothy Snyder and Betty
Downs; and one great-grandson, Lane Babbs.
He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and
the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran
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