At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.
Special Olympics Michigan
Central Michigan University East
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
5205 Airline Road
Muskegon, MI 49444
Life Story / Obituary
Mrs. Joyce Ann Shelkey, age 75, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018. She was born in Louisville, Kentucky on June 6, 1942 to Red & Loulie (Stickley) Gowen and married Lester Shelkey on October 28, 1961. Mrs. Shelkey had been employed as a Customer Service Representative for Gordon Foods & Sam's Club for years until retiring. Joyce enjoyed knitting, crocheting, cooking, shopping, traveling, craft fairs and jewelry.
Daughter, Terri Shelkey Strait; grandchildren, Zachary Strait, Bobby DeCheney III, Dawn (Dale Bennett) Dewitt, Donny Strait II; great granddaughters, Sierra Bennett & Shaylee Christensen; brothers-in-law, Clyde (Mae) Shelkey, Ronnie (Donna) Shelkey; sisters-in-law, Doris (Chuck) Johnston, Gloria (Eugene) Crain Sr., Susan Smith, Nancy (Russ) Schneider; many nieces and nephews; family friends, Lee & Shirley Thurston, Todd & Becky Dunham, Deb & Rich Monroe and Carol Norton and fur baby, Peanut. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester in 2010; daughter, Tracy DeCheney in 2016; granddaughter, Brooke DeCheney; parents; sisters-in-law, Darlene Pickering & Marion Bentley; brother-in-law, Bob Smith.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 4:00 pm at the Clock Chapel - Muskegon with Michael Schultz officiating.
Wednesday, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm at the Clock Chapel - Muskegon. MEMORIAL: Special Olympics Michigan or Noah Project.