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1992 Funeral Notices and Obituaries for Pomeroy Related People

Wilma Genevieve (Ruchert) Shelton

Wilma Genevieve Shelton, a Pomeroy farmer and homemaker, died Saturday [June 30, 1992] at her Pomeroy home of leukemia. She was 77.

She was born April 3, 1915, in Garfield County to Robert J. and Vena Baden Ruchert. She graduated from Pomeroy High School in 1933.

Shelton married Wayne M. Shelton Jan. 13, 1937, at Spokane. He preceded her death in October 1978. She and her husband farmed and ranched on Casey Creek near Pomeroy from 1937 to 1964.

In 1964, they traded their farm for a motel at Spokane and then owned and operated the Locust Grove Motel there until 1970, when they quit the motel business. They continued to live at Spokane from 1970 to 1980.

In 1980, she moved back to Pomeroy.

She was a member of Pomeroy Christian Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and the Rebekahs. She was a past member of the Spokane Moose Lodge, the Pomeroy Garden Club, the Pomeroy Grange Pleasant Grove Chapter and the Pomeroy senior citizens center.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Ann Nichols of Tieton, Wash.; three sons, Robert Shelton and Tom Shelton, both of Spokane, and William Dave Shelton of Pomeroy; a half-brother, William Ruchert of Colville; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson, a brother and a sister.

A graveside memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Pomeroy City Cemetery. The Rev. Howard Neal of Pomeroy Christian Church will officiate.

The family suggests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.

Richardson-Brown Funeral Home is in charge of .