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Catherine Staworsky Shelton
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    R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A.
    318 George St.
    Chesapeake City, MD 21915

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“Catherine was a dedicated member of the staff at Holly Hall Elementary school. She worked hard to support children with special needs and to support...Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: Terry Kelly - Newark, DE

“May Our Risen Lord be near you on this day and Bless you in His gracious way, and may each sympathetic prayer help easy sorrow that you bear. May...Read More »
2 of 22 | Posted by: Rev. Volodymyr Klanichka - DE

“To the Shelton family, my sincere condolences--your mother was an inspiration for so many people. Cherish the wonderful memories she's give you, and...Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: Margrit Hadden - Newark, DE

“I sorry for your loss and you will be in my prayers. ”
4 of 22 | Posted by: Bruce Davis - Farmville, VA

“I am very sorry for your loss. I worked with Catherine for almost 20 years at Holly Hall. For several of those years she was a para in my classroom...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: Linda Gubbine

“I worked with Catherine for 10 years at Holly Hall Elementary School, over the years we became more than co-workers we became good friends. This...Read More »
6 of 22 | Posted by: Angela Wise - Elkton, MD

“our deepest sympathyStephen and Nancy Brynes ”
7 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

“John, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Your Mother was a very nice and thoughtful person. She was like a...Read More »
8 of 22 | Posted by: George & Kathy (Stubbs) Husfelt - MD

“Deepest condolences to the entire family. T and Paul McCullin ”
9 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

My husband, Ted, and I were both friendly with your mom. “I worked with Cathy at Thomson Estates Elementary School from 1988 through 1997, along with her in the R.A.P.P.S. program. She was a warm, friendly,...Read More »
10 of 22 | Posted by: Karen Gorzkowski - Elkton, MD

“Donna, Karen, Walt, Tim, and Greg, Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Your mother was always so kind to us, she will be missed. Love Rob &...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: Rob & Alice Alt - Elkton, MD

“I had the pleasure to work with Catherine at Holly Hall years ago. She was a very sweet and caring person, she will be missed. ”
12 of 22 | Posted by: Ame C.

“I worked with Catherine at Holly Hall for 13 years. Her laughter was contagious, and she was a true pleasure to be around. I'm sure the Halls of...Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: Tammy Hamrick - Cumberland, MD

“Worked with Catherine for the last 22 years she was a hard worker and always looked so nice she is going to be missed especially at our little get...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: Beanie Mcclellan - Elkton, MD

“Dear Michele and Tim and Family,We are thinking of you. Your mom will live forever in your hearts right next to your dad...all the memories keep...Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: Anne and Rick Ferrara - DE

Catherine as a "Little Pig." “Donna, Karen, John, Tim, & Greg, I am truly sorry for your loss. Your mother was a wonderful coworker and friend. She was always patient and...Read More »
16 of 22 | Posted by: Tiffany Kenenske - Elkton, MD

“I offer my sincere condolences to the family of Catherine Shelton at this difficult time. May the God of all comfort strenghten you in your time of...Read More »
17 of 22 | Posted by: Ms. Berry - MI

“Thoughts & prayers to all of you during this difficult time! I am blessed to have been able to visit & spend some time with her ”
18 of 22 | Posted by: Tina Blevins-Bernstine - MD

“Donna, Karen, John, Tim, & Greg, I had the privilege of working with your mom for the past 20 years. She was a para in my classroom for the first 3...Read More »
19 of 22 | Posted by: Beth Boulden Moore - MD

“So hard to even find the words to express how very sorry I am. Your Mom was such a wonderful "Lady" in the truest sense of the word ! So...Read More »
20 of 22 | Posted by: Linda Ferrara - Wilmington, DE

“Donna, Karen, Tim, John, and Greg, I want to express my heartfelt condolences at your mom's passing. I had the pleasure of working with your mom at...Read More »
21 of 22 | Posted by: Karen Dolphin - Earleville, MD

“Mom, I would like to thank you for being such a wonderful Mother to me and the rest of our family. You were also an incredible wife to Dad and an...Read More »
22 of 22 | Posted by: Greg - Son


Catherine Staworsky Shelton age 75, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, April 25, 2013. She was born on April 8, 1938 in Elkton, MD and lived in Chesapeake City, MD.

Catherine was a dedicated paraeducator for 30 years for Cecil County Public Schools. Her diligent work at Thompson Estates and Holly Hall Elementary schools was committed to helping children with special needs become future students of academic success.

Catherine, a proud woman of Ukrainian heritage, loved to shop for antiquities, jewelry and collect pieces of historic architectural interest. Her dignified Ukrainian art collection included hand decorated eggs (Pysanka), embroideries and other traditional collectibles.

She loved spending her free time at the ocean and experiencing the simple pleasures in life such as gardening, cooking home style meals and especially spending time with her family.

The daughter of the late Alexander and Anna Staworsky, and wife of the late John W. Shelton Sr., Catherine was a loving and devoted mother. She's survived by Donna Shelton of Elkton, MD, Karen Brynes (Robert) of Chesapeake City, MD, John Shelton Jr., of Chesapeake City, MD, Timothy Shelton (Michelle) of Wilmington, DE and Gregory Shelton (Dawn) of Newark, DE. Grandchildren are Lauren and Ryan McCullin, John and Stephanie Shelton and Alexander Shelton.