Obituary of James Shelton

James Douglas Shelton, age 73, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away Friday, November 13, 2020, at the Medicalodge in Ft. Scott.

He was born January 28, 1947, in Littleton, Colorado, the son of John Newton Shelton and Geraldine Marsh Shelton.  James graduated from the J. B. Conant High School in Hoffman Estates, Illinois and later attended the University of Kansas.

He had worked as a carpenter.  He enjoyed woodworking and being outside.  He also liked to watch educational programs on television.


Survivors include three daughters, Jackie Carillo and Jennifer Schneider, both of Tucson, Arizona and Tammi Martin, of Greenfield, Wisconsin and four grandchildren.  Also surviving are his mother, Geraldine Shelton of Ft. Scott, five brothers, Larry (Cathy) Shelton, of Ft. Scott, Steven (Roxanne) Shelton, of Woodstock, Illinois, Darryl (Deb) Shelton, of Gardner, Kansas, Don (Terri) Shelton, and Kevin Shelton, all of Ft. Scott and a sister, Sharon Shelton, also of Ft. Scott.

He was preceded in death by his father and an infant brother, Michael Shelton.


Rev. Chuck Russell will conduct graveside services at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, November 19th at the Clarksburg Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the Cheney Witt Chapel on Thursday from 10:00 A.M. until leaving for the cemetery at 10:45 A.M.

Services are under the direction of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, Kansas.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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