January 1944— November 2022
Wednesday, November 23, 2022
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Sharelle Hewitt Jelly passed away Nov. 3, 2022.

She was a loving and joyful presence on this earth for almost 79 years.

Born in the middle of January in 1944 in Aberdeen, South Dakota to John and Maxine Hewitt, she was the eldest of five siblings. While the family lived in Laurel, Mont., she met a handsome young man who won her heart and she became the wife of Thomas Jelly. Two children were born to them, Sheila and Matthew.

Sharelle tended family, animals and gardens, sewed the clothes and spoiled us with her fantastic cooking and helped out at the Christian school.

In 1978 the couple bought a different place close to the river at Columbus, Mont. Sharelle worked at the convalescent center as a CNA and as a developmentally disabled instructor for a few years. She nurtured everyone around her. There was always so much love in her hands.

Sharelle was preceded in death by her parents and a younger sister, Diane Langve. She is survived by the rest of us — her husband of 60 years T.A. Jelly; son Matt Jelly; daughter Sheila (Brian) Flesc and four grandchildren, Reuben, Jacob, Joseph and Gailan Flesch, four great-grandchi ldren, Sam and Tim Flesch, Mia and Zoe Flesch; siblings John (Faith) Hewitt, Cal ( Susan) Hewitt, Val (Jerry) Murphy; numerous beloved nieces and nephews and nine house cats.