Eleanor Butler (Pangburn) Shelly


Eleanor Butler (Pangburn) Shelly, 93, of Lewisburg, passed away May 1, 2019, at Nottingham Village.
She was born Dec. 26, 1925, a daughter of the late John W. and Francis E. (Butler) Pangburn of Lewisburg. She married Robert Shelly who preceded her in death in January of 2014.

Upon graduation from high school, Eleanor worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad in the corporate headquarters in Philadelphia. After marrying Robert on Jan. 19, 1952, she resided with her husband in Collingswood, N.J.. She enjoyed her summers at their beach house in Avalon, New Jersey. Upon Robert's retirement as vice president and a member of the Board of Directors of S.T. Hudson Engineers of Philadelphia, they purchased a farm in Turbotville in order to be closer to family.
During her life, she entertained family and friends in her home, always having cookies on hand to share over conversation. She enjoyed animals, gardening and reading. She had strong political opinions and wasn't afraid to mention them to others in disagreement. She enjoyed traveling and loved to talk about the travels she took and those she dreamed of taking and enjoyed hearing about others' travels. She had a wonderful sense of humor.
Eleanor was a member of the First Baptist Church, Lewisburg.

Eleanor is survived by nephews, Richard Chalmers, John Chalmers, Craig Chalmers and Tom Bell; niece, Eleanor (Walters) Daugherty; great-nieces, Wendy Chalmers, Elizabeth Daugherty and Elaine Chalmers; and great-nephews, Samuel Daugherty and Daniel Chalmers. She is also survived by a special cat, Timmy.

In addition to her husband of 62 years, she was predeceased by sisters, Mary E. (Pangburn) Chalmers and Sara (Pangburn) Bell; and nephew, William J. Chalmers.

A graveside service will be held in the Lewisburg Cemetery at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2019.

The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions be made to either Hospice of Evangelical, 235 Hospital Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837 or the Scratching Post, 230 Market St., Lewisburg, PA 17837.
The family is being assisted by Cronrath-Grenoble Funeral Home, South Second and St. Louis Streets, Lewisburg.
Expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.cronrathgrenoblefuneralhome.com.
Published on May 2, 2019
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Shari Leanne
Jun 13, 2019
My mother Barbara, brother Randy who have passed myself and my children were not mentioned as part of Eleanor’s immediate family. She was my grandmothers sister and very loved by us. My mother told many beautiful stories of memories of staying with her Aunt Eleanor my beautiful wonderful creature grandmother her sister Sara did too. I assume the main reason we weren’t mentioned is because my disgusting uncle abused my brother and I for most of our your child hood. So it’s so much easier to no mention us. Less complicated at family gatherings. My uncle shoved my grandmother into a nursing home took everything from her and my family. I at least have my mother and grandmothers stories to ...pass on. Eleanor will always be loved.Read more