Patty A. Shelton

Patty A. Shelton

Ardmore - A Gathering of Remembrance will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 8, 2021 in the Centennial Chapel of Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home with Reverend David Gardner officiating. Honorary bearers include Darren Miller, Travis O'Brian, Bobby Shelton, Cory Atchison, Don Peery and Randy Henderson.

Patty went to be with her Lord on March 2, 2021 from her Ardmore residence at the age of 79 years, 1 month and 10 days. She was born in Chicago, Illinois February 22, 1942 to the late Leo Arthur DeBock and Crystal Elaine (Crouse) DeBock.

The family moved to Quinlan, Oklahoma and in 1952 moved to Tishomingo, Oklahoma. Patty graduated from Milburn High School in 1960. The family moved to Ardmore, Oklahoma in 1960 and there she met her soul mate W.T. "Dib" Shelton and they were married on October 22, 1960. They were the parents of Judy, Tom, John, Rebecca and Marla.

Suffering from several serious illnesses, her doctors said it would be a miracle if she recovered and that she was in God's hands; and it was a miracle as she recovered.

A member of Mary Niblack Baptist Church, Patty had most recently attended the New Hope Free Will Baptist Church. Patty had worked at several livestock sales barns, and was the first woman certified to weigh cattle. She later worked at Memorial Hospital.

Survivors include a daughter, Marla Beck, Judy Hatley and husband, Glen; Rebecca Stewart and fiancé Scott; sons, Tom Shelton and wife, Jackie and John Shelton; brothers, Lynn DeBock and wife, Carol and Joe DeBock; sisters, Leota McCarver and husband, Jerry; Trudy Miller and husband, Buck; 11 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren; a special daughter, Ladonna Bass. Patty was preceded in death by her parents; husband, W.T. "Dib" Shelton; sisters, Toni Loveday, Marsha Perry; and brother, Phillip DeBock.

Services are entrusted to the Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home & Crematory where condolences may be sent to the family online at

A time of visitation and support for friends and family will be Sunday afternoon from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home.

Posted online on March 07, 2021