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Mary Kathryn Wolf

May 10, 1928 - April 22, 2015

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Mary Wolf
Rock Port, Missouri


Mary Kathryn Wolf was born May 10, 1928, to Herbert and Alice (Bolton) Shelton in Hamburg, Iowa. Mary passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at Community Hospital-Fairfax, Fairfax, Missouri, at the age of 86.


Mary was a graduate of Hamburg High School, then worked in the office of Interstate Nurseries in Hamburg for 21 years. She and her brother and sister sang over KMA Radio in the late 1930’s as the Shelton Trio. Mary loved music, played guitar and wrote many songs and poems. She sang six years with the Western Melody Band in Oregon, Missouri.


On March 19, 1950, she married Harold Dean Wolf at the Church of Christ in Hamburg, Iowa. Mary was a member of the Rock Port Church of Christ, Rock Port, Missouri.


Besides her parents and husband, Harold Dean, Mary was preceded in death by brother and sister-in-law, Wesley and Jean Shelton; nephews, Mike Shelton and Herbie Zach; and sister-in-law, Bernice Grable Emberton. Survivors include her sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Jerry Zach, Boise, Idaho; and many nieces and nephews.


There will be no memorial service or visitation.
Private family inurnment: Linden Cemetery, Rock Port.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Linden Cemetery or Pleasant View Nursing Home, Rock Port.
Online obituaries and condolences at
Services: Minter Funeral Chapel, Rock Port.