John C. Shelton, 78, passed away on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 at the Victory Lakes Continuing Care Center in Lindenhurst.
He was born Jan. 10, 1935 in Kirksville, MO and has been a Libertyville resident since 1966. He was a graduate of Kirksville State Teacher's College, now Truman State University in Missouri and received his masters degree from the University of North Dakota. He began his teaching career in Donnellson, Iowa in 1956 and later taught in Nevada and Bettendorf, IA and Stevenson and Niles West in IL. He was one of the first to arrive when the College of Lake County opened in 1969, where he was the former chair of the Physical Services Department and later taught physics, retiring in 1995. John was a member of the Hope Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Grayslake, served on the Cook Memorial Library Board in Libertyville and also the Rondout School Board.
Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Alvera Shelton; two children, Pat (Randy) Luce of Waukegan and Todd (Shay) Shelton on Kenilworth; five grandchildren, Tyler, Sarah and Daniel Luce; Sophie and John C. "Jack" Shelton; brother, Merlin Shelton and sisters, Cheryl (Rod) Ottoman and Jennifer (Bill) Fowler. He was preceded in death by his parents, A.B. and Mildred Shelton, by his brother Raymond Shelton and sisters, Genevieve DiFrederico and Annabelle Clark.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 at the Burnett-Dane Funeral Home Ltd., 120 W. Park Ave. (Route 176, one block west of Milwaukee Ave.), Libertyville. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Sat. Sept. 28, 2013 at Hope Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 32475 N. Alleghany Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. Memorial contributions can be made to either his church or the CLC Foundation for Scholarships. Info: 847-362-3009 or sign the guest book at www.burnettdane.com.
—Burnett-Dane Funeral Home provided this information.