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Shelby Jean Stilwell

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Mrs. Shelby Jean Wilkie Stilwell, 82, of Hildebran, passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at Burke Hospice & Palliative Care, following a period of declining health.
Shelby was born on April 14, 1937 in Catawba County to the late Leonard P. Wilkie and Bertha Elizabeth Wilkie. She was retired from the textile industry, where she worked as a fixer for many years at Valdese Weavers.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Champ K. Stilwell Sr., a son, Champ K. Stilwell Jr., and a daughter, Phyllis Ann Brown.
Survivors include her children, Aleshia Meroney and husband Tim of Hildebran, Chris Crump of George Hildebran, and Kay Sigmon and husband Jon of Blowing Rock. Also surviving are two sisters, Tyma Kilgore of George Hildebran and Sue Hinson and husband Buck of Hildebran, one brother, Norman Wilkie and wife Nancy of Newton, six grandchildren; Miranda Sigmon and husband Evan, Leandra Becker and husband Nathan, Alannya Newton and husband Nick, Ronnie Cook Jr., Wesley Deal and Steven Deal, two great-grandchildren, Aubrey Becker and Ava Newton; and three step great grandchildren Aden Becker, Hunter Becker, and Maddox Sigmon.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 2:30 P.M. in the Chapel of Heritage Funeral Service with Pastor David Workman, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Catawba Memorial Park in Hickory.
The family will receive friends from 1:30 until 2:30 P.M. Sunday, at Heritage Funeral Service in Valdese.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Burke Hospice & Palliative Care, 1721 Enon Rd., Valdese, NC 28690.
An online guestbook and obituary is available at www.
Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory of Valdese is serving the Stilwell family.