ELKINS — Holly E. Shingleton, 60, a resident of Elkins, passed away Saturday morning, March 15, 2014 at home with family. She was born June 8, 1953 in Danbury, Conn., the daughter of Carolyn Kennedy Eglinger and the late Robert R. Eglinger, of Augusta.
Holly is survived by her husband, Michael V. “Mike” Shingleton, her brother Bruce Eglinger of Augusta, her son Jeff Blakely Shingleton of Elkins, her daughter Carie Shingleton, married to Christopher Hellmann and their children, Abigail, Cole and Alexandra of Wayne, Pa.
Holly and her family moved to West Virginia when she was 7 years old, where she grew up on Pine Draft Farm in Hampshire County. As a young girl she was a cheerleader, member of the Hampshire High Marching Band and Queen of the Hampshire County Fair. Holly and her family had resided in Rock Cave, Upshur County where she did tin punch folk art as a business for 12 years and worked at the West Virginia Wesleyan Child Development Center before moving to Elkins in 1997. She was involved with many civic organizations including Southern Upshur County Business Association, Southern Upshur County Fair, Banks District Volunteer Fire Department, 4-H, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and Rock Cave Elementary School PTO.
Upon moving to Elkins she became a member of the Otterbein United Methodist Church in Elkins and served as the church secretary until her illness.
“Thank you for your ray of sunshine that you have given us in your time here. We will always remember you!”
A memorial service celebrating Holly’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 22, 2014 at the Otterbein United Methodist Church, 1100 S. Davis Ave., Elkins, WV 26241. In lieu of flowers, the family ask contributions be made to the Good Samaritan Society-Barbour County, 216 Nesland Run, Belington, WV, 26250 in memory of Mrs. Shingleton. Cremation services were provided by the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Holly E. Shingleton. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.