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Shella Lynn

BLOOMINGTON — Shella Louise Malone Lynn, 78, of Bloomington, formerly of Havana and Macomb, passed away at 2:55 p.m. March 17, 2017, at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.

According to her wishes, there will be no services. Cremation rites will be accorded. A private family inurnment will be at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Havana Library Restoration Project, Havana, or the Humane Society of Central Illinois. Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, is in charge of arrangements.

Shella was born March 3, 1939, in Havana, the daughter of Sheldon and Mable Wheelock Malone. She married Homer Dewey Lynn on Aug. 17, 1957, in Havana. He preceded her on June 11, 2008.

She is survived by her daughter, Christi Lynn, Bloomington; her brother-in-law, Lloyd Behrends, Havana; nieces and nephews, Tami (Rick) Davidage, Teresa Link, Tara Behrends, Tony Behrends and Todd (Jamie) Behrends. She is also survived by several great-nieces and -nephews.

Shella was preceded in death by her parents and one sister.

Shella graduated from Havana High School as salutatorian, Class of 1957. While in high school she was very involved in many of the class clubs. She studied art at Western Illinois University. She worked as an administrative assistant at State Farm, retiring in the late 1980s. Shella was an avid tennis player for 66 years and had received many accolades and rankings. She was a member of the Evergreen Racquet Club and the Bloomington Women’s Club, in which she participated as secretary and corresponding secretary.

She will be dearly missed by all her family.

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