Doris Shelton Green Hartwell of Saint Albans, entered eternal rest Friday, June 6, 2014 at Sweetbriar of Dunbar after a long illness.
Doris was born November 17, 1925, in Mountain State Hospital, Charleston, to now deceased parents, Olive Foreman Shelton and William MacCorkle Shelton of Clay. Her son, Ronald B. Green, her brother, Wilson Thomas Shelton and wife, June Williams Shelton also predeceased her.
She attended Kanawha Valley Schools and graduated from Charleston High School in 1943, then attended Southern Seminary & Junior College, Buena Vista, Va., and later West Virginia State College. She retired from Union Carbide as a senior administrative secretary after 30 years of service.
Doris was an active member of St. Albans First Baptist Church, former Sunday school teacher, Deaconess Board, served many offices for American Baptist Women local and past state officer of American Baptist Women. She was a spectator and active participant in sports, Bible studies, sewing, knitting, handwork and most of all she loved the card ministry that the Lord encouraged her to keep current.
She is survived by her husband and soul mate of 40 years, Doyle Kelva Hartwell; son, Daniel S. Green (Sandi) of Okatie, S. C., also entrusted and cherished son, Mark Alan (Shauna) Hartwell of Houston, Texas; and also entrusted and cherished daughter, Anita Hartwell Sims (Doug) of St. Albans; and a surviving niece (just like the daughter she always wanted), Sheri Shelton Meadows; grandchildren, Stacey (Brad) Rayburn, Jason (Lana) Green, Brian Green, Zachary Green, Sara (Brian) Jones, Rebecca (Eric) Travis, Natalie Sims, Whitney (Travis) Hayes, Caleb Hartwell, and Katie Hartwell; great-grandchildren, Tyler Rayburn, Connor Rayburn, Sarah Green, Anna Bell Green, Hannah Miller, Madison Jones, Mallory Jones, Christopher Travis, Benjamin Travis, Clair Travis, Andrew Travis, and Julieette Travis.
Her wish was to be cremated. There will be a memorial service 1 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at St. Albans First Baptist Church, 6th Ave. and 2nd Street, St. Albans, with Pastor Joel Harpold officiating. Inurnment will follow in the church cinerarium.
The family will receive friends form 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387-2536.
A special thanks to all the staff at Sweetbriar of Dunbar and also to everyone at HospiceCare.