March 2, 1948 - December 14, 2020
Ina Ray (Pokey) Sheldon (72) Pokey (Behen) Sheldon of Bloomington, IN passed away at home on 12/14/20 surrounded by family and loved ones after battling Frontotemporal dementia for many years. Pokey was born in Sedalia, MO on 3/2/48 to Frank and Jane Behen. She was a 1966 graduate of Edgewood High School. Pokey had a passionate life-long commitment to social work, child protection services and foster care, touching many lives during her work at the South Central Community Action Program, Southern Monroe County Mental Health Center and Middle Way House. Sadly, Frontotemporal Dementia caused behavioral changes and memory issues making retirement a necessity. Pokey was an enthusiastic Democrat, enjoyed politics, gardening, shopping and going to the movies with friends. Most of all she loved the Holidays when she could decorate, cook and shower her daughters and grandchildren with love. Survived by her children Heidi Sheldon-May (Chris) of Bloomington, IN, Holly Paquin (Derek) of Fishers, IN, Christy Trendelman (Shawn) of Bloomington, IN, grandchildren Marissa May, Collin and Addison Paquin, Kennedy, Karsen and Riley Trendelman, her sisters Frankie Heimburger (Sherm), Debbie Lang (Lenny), former spouse John Sheldon (Mary), her sister-in-law Barb Sholtis, brother-in-law Steve Sheldon (Rachel) along with many other family and friends. Preceded in death by her parents, her former in-laws Garland and Helen Sheldon, brother-in-law Ron Sholtis, her best friend Judy Talley and her many pets. Due to Covid, a Memorial Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration, https://www.theaftd.org/support-aftds-mission/
Ina Ray (Pokey) Sheldon (72) Pokey (Behen) Sheldon of Bloomington, IN passed away at home on 12/14/20 surrounded by family and loved ones after battling Frontotemporal dementia for many years. Pokey was born in Sedalia, MO on 3/2/48 to Frank... View Obituary & Service Information
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