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Marla Jean Shelburne, 62, Sellersburg, passed away on January 18, 2018. She was born on October 30, 1955 in Clarksville, Indiana to William and Helen Shelburne. Marla completed a program at the Harris School of Advertising Art in Nashville, Tennessee and studied at Indiana University Southeast. She had recently retired after a lifelong career working for the United States Census Bureau.
Marla was a talented artist and enjoyed making pottery, photography, and needlework. She was honest, funny, and had a keen eye for beauty. Marla loved animals, but particularly dogs, and she will be deeply missed by her beloved fur baby, a Siberian Husky named Kai. She enjoyed travel, but particularly loved her visits to Hawaii and dreamed of going back.
Marla is survived by her mother, Helen Shelburne; brother, Ron (Jan) Shelburne; sister, Linda (Jim) Price, and her nieces and nephews, Greg, Jennifer, Jason, Ken, and Shannon, as well as great nieces and great-nephews. She is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her father, William Shelburne and her beloved dog, Susie.
A memorial visitation will be held on February 17, 2017 at 10:00 AM with a celebration of life service at 11:00 AM at Spring Valley Funeral and Cremation Service, 1217 E. Spring St. New Albany, IN 47150. Online condolences can be made at www.springvalleyfuneral.net. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marlas memory to the Humane Association of Clark County.
Published on February 15, 2018
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