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Debbie Shelley, 60, of Creston, Iowa, passed away Monday, July 29, 2013 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Services were Friday, August 2, 2013, at Powers Funeral Home junction of Highways 34 and 25 in Creston. Pastor Dianna Clark officiated. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery at a later date. Memorials are to the family. Online condolences can be made under the obituary category at 

Deborah Jean Shelley was born January 30, 1953 in Escondido, California to John Gordon Henry and Shirley Ann (Weber) Henry. She graduated from Mount Ayr Community high school in 1971 and graduated from the Professional Business Institute in Minneapolis in 1972. Early on she worked as a lab technician for Greater Community Hospital in Creston and then, beginning in 1988, for the Creston Medical Clinic.

On May 28, 1993, she was united in marriage to Timothy James Shelley in Colorado Springs, Colorado and settled in Creston.

Survivors include her husband, Tim Shelley of Creston, Iowa; her parents, John and Shirley Henry of Creston, Iowa; two daughters, Erin (husband Travis) Houston of Council Bluffs, Iowa and Megan Allen of  Council Bluffs, Iowa; stepchildren, Cara (husband Jason) Truitt of Ankeny, Iowa and Michael Shelley and Shaun Shelley, both of Nevada, Iowa; five sisters, Pam (husband Mark) Wall of Grimes, Iowa, Sheryl (husband Fred) Gramm of Stratton, Colorado, Suzanne Calhoun of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Kim (husband Jay) Moore of Broomfield, Colorado and Michelle (husband Steve) Rhine of Des Moines, Iowa; three brothers, Kevin (wife Rose) Henry of Creston, Iowa, Bruce Henry of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Brian (wife Mary) Henry of Broomfield, Colorado; one granddaughter, Ainsley Houseton; her father-in-law, Ronald Shelley of Creston, Iowa; sister-in-law, Diana (husband Danny) Curtis of Creston, Iowa, and many other family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Beverly Shelley.


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