Darrell M. Shelly, 90

March 04, 2021

Darrell M. Shelly, 90, of Lititz, passed away at Kadima Rehab & Nursing Home, Lititz, Thursday, March 4, 2021. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Elam and Elva (Metzler) Shelly. Darrell was the loving husband of Betty A. Shelly. Growing up on Front Street, Darrell was a lifelong resident of Lititz, where he and his father built Darrell’s home, complete with furnishings and sandstone fireplace, on New Street.

A 1948 graduate of Lititz High School, Darrell went on to serve in the US Navy from 1949 to 1950 on the USS Missouri Battleship. Following his honorable discharge, he worked as a cabinet maker for Hershey-Leaman Co. Darrell also worked as a pattern maker for Fuller Co. and Buck Iron. In his retirement years he also worked for the Manheim Auto Auction.

Since the 1960’s Darrell has been a member of the Lititz United Methodist Church. He enjoyed spending his free time hunting, fishing, and bowling, and loved to travel across country, enjoying the beautiful scenery, and visiting with family. He was a member of Hemlock Archery and was also a Civil War and World War II History buff.

In addition to his wife, Darrell is survived by two children: Jeanne Shelly, of Lititz and Steven C. Shelly, of Kuna, ID; four grandchildren: Erika, Courtney, Kaitlyn, and Jake, all of Kuna, ID; two siblings: Gordon Shelly, of Lititz and Barry Shelly, of Ephrata; and nieces and nephews: Terry Mendola, wife of Patrick, of SC, Jodi Sandburg, of Florida, Keith Shelly, husband of Ana Marie, of Florida, and Jeff Shelly, husband of Christina, of California. Darrell was preceded in death by his brother, Kenneth Shelly.

A Memorial Service for Darrell will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers contributions in Darrell’s memory may be made to National Parks Foundation or Defenders of Wildlife.

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March 09, 2021

What a wonderful & kind man. Always put a smile on your face & made you laugh. We will miss him immensely but have many cherished memories to hold on to.  With Love, Ken & Valerie

March 09, 2021

Rest in peace, Darrell. Such a kind and wonderful man.
Denny Nagle

March 08, 2021

Dear Betty, Jeanne and Steve,
It is with a heavy heart that Michele and I (Scott) express our deepest sympathies and condolences to your family. Darrell was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather. I have some great memories of him and will surely look forward to seeing him again in heaven. Please let us know when you’re planning his memorial service, as we would love to attend and get to see each of you and catch up. Praying for peace, comfort and rest for all during this season.
Blessings and Favor to you from our Lord Jesus, Scott and Michele Ruhl

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