Marianne Sheldon

Date of Birth

Mar 11,1942

Date of Death

Mar 16,2009

NAME Marianne Catherine Sheldon, age 67, of DeKalb, IL, passed away Monday morning, surrounded by the love of her family on March 16, 2009. BORN / EARLY YEARSShe was born March 11, 1942, the daughter of Ken and Anna Bernice (Sperry) Angell in Aurora, IL. Marianne grew up in Aurora and graduated from West Aurora High School. Following graduation she worked several jobs in the area before dedicating twenty years to AT&T in Geneva. She retired in 2004. MARRIAGE & FAMILY Marianne married Paul Sheldon Sr. in Aurora on September 1, 1961. LIFE NOTES Marianne lived by the creed that "everything happens for a reason" and it served her well. She had a never ending smile and loved to laugh, especially at herself. Her arms, as well as her home, were forever open to anyone who needed a home, a hug or a shoulder to cry on. She had a gentle touch and a mother’s intuition and was a master at empathy. Marianne always knew if you had something on your mind. If it was a meal you needed, you could find no one better. Marianne could pick recipes from over four hundred cookbooks that were tweaked to perfection, as nothing less was acceptable. When it came to baking, Marianne’s kitchen held the promise of cookie bars, pies and her renowned toffee, whose recipe is a closely guarded secret known only to three others. She was a people person by nature and her friendship was a priceless gift that she gave freely. If there was one thing that was precious to Marianne, it was her family. It is that legacy of love, laughter and culinary genius that will live on in their hearts and minds for generations to come. MEMBERSHIPSMarianne was a faithful member of the Salem Lutheran Church in Sycamore. FAMILY MEMBERSShe leaves now two sons, Paul Sheldon Jr. of Sycamore and Andrew (Ana) Sheldon of Bolingbrook, ILThree Grandchildren:Brittany Sheldon of Sycamore, IL, Paul Sheldon of DeKalb, IL and Asher Sheldon of Bolingbrook, IL.One brother:John (Lorraine) Angell of Aurora, IL and a large family of friends. PRECEDEDShe now joins her parents, the father of her children, Paul Sheldon Sr., two brothers, Tom and Bill Angell who preceded her in death

VISITATION / FUNERAL There will be a visitation from 3-6:45 p.m.,with a service to celebrate her life to begin at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, March 19, 2009 at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, IL. Rev. Janet Hunt, pastor of Salem Lutheran Church, Sycamore, will officiate and private family interment will follow cremation at a later date

MEMORIAL A memorial will be established in Marianne’s name to benefit Hope Haven, a shelter for women and children, and the Salem Lutheran Church Food Pantry. Memorials checks may be made to the Marianne Sheldon Memorial and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119. Tributes and memories may also be forwarded to the family at the same address or through his obituary at

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