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Staff members of Shelby Funeral Home are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to our staff of licensed funeral directors.

Our Team

Robert B Shelby

Funeral Director

Email: rbshelby@sbcglobal.net
Phone: 765-793-2221
Cell Phone: 765-585-1421

Robert was born the second son of Frank Y. and Helen VanDorn Shelby. He started helping at the funeral home at an early age taking chairs and equipment to the homes for visitation and funerals. He is is a graduate of Covington High School and Indiana College of Mortuary Science. He has been a licensed funeral director since 1950. He married Helen Frances Moudy and they have two sons, Robert Irvin and Douglas Francis. He served two terms as Fountain County Coroner and twelve years as a deputy. He was President of Indiana Funeral Directors Association in 1976-77. Robert is a member of Covington United Methodist Church, Fountain Lodge #60 F. & A. M., Scottish Rite, Valley of Indianapolis, Murat Shrine, Covington Business Association, and Covington Celebration Group.

Douglas Shelby

Funeral Director

Email: dfshelby@sbcglobal.net
Phone: 765-793-2221
Cell Phone: 765-585-1354

Douglas is the second son of Robert B. and Helen Frances Shelby. He is a graduate of Covington High School and Mid-America College of Mortuary Science. He has been a licensed funeral director since 1986. He served two terms as Coroner of Fountain County and eight years as a deputy. He is a member of Covington United Methodist Church, Fountain Lodge #60 F. & A. M.,Gao Grotto of Danville, IL., Scottish Rite, Valley of Indianapolis and Murat Shrine.

Helen F Shelby

Office Manager

Email: hfshelby@sbcglobal.net
Phone: 765-793-2221
Cell Phone: 765-585-1420

Helen is the youngest daughter of Claude and Bertha Moudy. She married Robert B. Shelby and they have two sons, Robert Irvin and Douglas Francis. She has assisted at the funeral home all of her married life. She has been in charge of the office for over 20 years. She is a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Woman's Club, Tri Kappa Associate Chapter, Covington Business Association. She served as Co-Chairman of the Applefest for 13 years.