Obituary of Stephen Stanton Shelton
Stephen Stanton Shelton, 63, of Lamar, MO passed away Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, at Konantz Warden Funeral Home in Lamar. Burial will follow at Lake Cemetery in Lamar, MO. Arrangements are under the direction of Konantz Warden Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent online at www.konantz warden.com. Stephen was born July 25, 1958, in Lamar, Missouri, to Jerry and Dimple “Dee” (Haddock) Shelton. In 1976, he graduated from Costa Mesa High School in California. He graduated from Ozark Bible College (now Ozark Christian College) in 1981 and was ordained the same year at Lamar First Christian Church. He also held a Master of Divinity from Central Baptist Theological Seminary. He preached at churches in southern Missouri for several years until deciding to return to college to study business and computer science. He graduated from Ottawa University with a BA in business in 1987 and a BS in computer science from Missouri Southern State College (now Missouri Southern State University) in 1988 and had a long career in the information technology field. At the time of his death, he worked as a Network Engineer at Freeman Health System in Joplin, MO. In his free time, he enjoyed studying naval history, target shooting, and spending time with family. He loved fast cars and animals, particularly his cats Cocoa and Pickles, and the woodchucks in the backyard. Stephen married Teresa Demings in 1988. Together they had three children: Amanda, Autumn, and Andrew. Stephen is survived by Teresa, his three children: Amanda (Bryant Noel) of Montgomery, AL; Autumn of Princeton, NJ; and Andrew of Lamar, MO. He is also survived by his father Jerry Shelton of Los Fresnos, TX. He was preceded in death by his mother Dimple “Dee” Moore (Haddock) Shelton, grandparents Vesta “Betty” and Joe Shelton and William and Lorretta “Dimple” (Moore) Haddock, and his Aunt Hazel Moore.