Mary Shelley

Obituary of Mary Shelley

Mary B. Shelley, 89, of Westfield, passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Maple Park Village in Westfield.  She was born on June 27, 1928 to Frances and Louise (Hammer) Bongen in Lafayette, Indiana.

Mary worked as a beautician all of her life and was an excellent seamstress.  She was a member of St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church.

Mary is survived by her daughter, Rolonda Cole; granddaughter, Chantelle Owens-Cole (husband Jason); sisters-in-law, Phyllis Bongen and Maxine Bongen; uncle, Dr. Ruben Vizcarra; and two great-grandchildren, Derian Boswell-Cole and Devon Owens.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Shelley in 2004; son, Gery D. Shelley; and brothers, Frances Bongen, James Bongen, Robert Bongen, John Bongen and Richard Bongen.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 am on Monday, January 22, 2018 at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, 17102 Springmill Road in Westfield, with visitation from 9:00 am to the time of service. Rev. Kevin Haines will officiate.  Burial will be at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens in Indianapolis.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 50 East 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240.