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BERKSHIRE / FRANKLIN  – Shelby J. Wetherby, age 78, passed away Friday, Dec. 25, 2015 with her family at her side at the home of her niece, Lori Thompson with whom she made her home during her illness.

She was born in St. Albans on July 23, 1937 the daughter of the late, George and Viola (Cross) Levick.

Shelby was a resident of Berkshire most of her life and was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Enosburg Falls. She worked as a clerk at Jewett’ store in Berkshire Center, cleaned houses with Lucille Lothian and worked in the Hot Lunch Program at the Franklin Elementary School. She loved playing Yatzee and enjoyed bowling in the Dairy Center leagues. She was also active in assisting Bernard with the Boy Scouts. Shelby was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and thoroughly loved the time spent with her family.

She is survived by her children, David Wetherby of Berkshire and Peter Wetherby of Richford; her daughter-in-law, Kathy Wetherby of Hyde Park; her grandchildren, Jason Wetherby and his wife Deidra, Heather Barton and her husband Robert, Dustin Wetherby and his girlfriend Chelsea Gilbert and Glen Wetherby; her great grandchildren, Scarlet, Isabella, Keelie, Kaelynn and Kylah; her sister, Carla Nichols of Cassville, Mo.; her brother-in-law, Cecil Wetherby and his wife Hilda of Highgate; several nieces and nephews including a very special niece Lori Thompson and her husband Lester “Tom” of Franklin. Besides her parents, Shelby was predeceased by her husband, Bernard Wetherby; daughter, Linda Wetherby; brother, Edwin “Pete” Levick and his wife Eleanor; and two sisters, Peggy Lontine and Edna Britch.

Visiting hours will be held Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in the St. Louis Cemetery in Highgate Center.

For those who wish, contributions in Shelby’s memory may be made to Franklin County Home Health Agency – Hospice Program, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, VT 05478.

Messages of condolence may be sent to Shelby’s family on-line through