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Mary Emma Long Shelley

Mary Emma Long Shelley, 82, died Saturday January 21, 2023 at the Georgetown Community Hospital, Georgetown, KY.

She was born in North Middletown, KY to the late Chester and Marth Stigall Long. She was retired from Bob’s Dry Cleaners, Mt. Sterling, KY and a member of the Donaldson Road Baptist Church, Mt. Sterling, KY. Mary loved her family and was a great mother to her three boys.

She is survived by two sons, Tim Shelley and Brian (Christy) Shelley; three step grandchildren, Michael (Stephanie) McDowell, Brandon (Tay Walton) Whirles and Kaitlyn (Chuck Soard) Bach; five step great grandchildren, Hayden Bach, Conner McDowell, Hunter Whirles, Emma Soard and Olivia Soard and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by one son, Tom Shelley; six brothers, Kenneth Long, Donald Long, Sterling Long, Bill Long, Roy Long and Stanley Long and one sister, Dorothy Osborne.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Thursday January 26, 2023 at the Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home, 1120 Main St., Paris, KY by Bro. Cecil Wayne Curtis. Burial to follow in the North Middletown Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11:00 AM Thursday January 26, 2023 until the hour of service at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Steve Long, Larry Stevenson, Shawn Long, Gary Platt, Anthony Black and Mike Long.

The funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home, 1120 Main St., Paris, KY. The online guestbook is at and a 24-hour funeral information line can be reached by calling 859-987-4387.

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