Michelle "Shelly" Poston, daughter of the late Elzie and Mary Isabelle Poston, died Friday, April 19, 2019 at her residence. She was a Downs Syndrome child. She was 51 years old.

Early years found Shelly growing up in her hometown of Grafton where she attended school, church, and participated in the Taylor County Special Olympics. She enjoyed family moments and one special memory is of Shelly and Grandma McKinney sitting in the old porch swing singing the hymns. After mom died, and a short time later her brother Junior (who had helped take care of her) died, Shelly came to Mannington to live with her sister, Donna Zemonick.

Mannington became her home. Shelly became a member of the Plum Run United Methodist Church where she took part in different church activities, loved to sing, enjoyed so much Jim Cummings children's sermons, and especially loved prayer time with Pastor David Jones. Shelly loved her church family very much. While her sister worked, Shelly would spend daytime hours with Norma and Bill Fleeman who became like family to her. She always loved God, family and her friends.

Shelly is also survived by a brother, Marvin Poston of Grafton; a sister and brother-in-law, Dorene and Bill McCartney of Thornton; a sister, Marlene Poston of Clarksburg; a sister, Donna Zemonick of Mannington; a nephew and niece (who were more like brother and sister since they all grew up together) Gary Zemonick and Donna (Scott) King and their families; the Zemonick family who welcomed Shelly into their hearts all those years ago, being Mike Zemonick and family, John Zemonick and family, and Robert Zemonick and family. She is also survived by so many nieces and nephews and family and friends. She so loved everyone.

Shelly was preceded in death by a brother, Stephen Paul Poston; a brother, Elzie Poston, Jr.; and a brother-in-law, Gary Zemonick Sr. (who helped take care of her).

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, April 24th at Masters Funeral Home in Mannington from 4-8:00pm. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Thursday, April 25th in the funeral home with Pastor David Jones officiating. After the service, Shelly will be taken to Grafton for burial beside her mother at Walnut Grove Cemetery. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mastersfuneralhomewv.com
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Teresa Wiseman
Apr 23, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of Shelly’s passing. She and another beautiful soul who has passed were the first two students I had at Grafton Midde School as a first year teacher. Until the day I retired, her picture was one of several students on the wall in my office. How she could make me laugh - Sue Coole and I often reminisced and told “Shelly” stories. I’m sure you all will miss her terribly ....I pray for comfort and peace for your family. I’m sure Shelly is singing away ih heaven!
Andrea Wright
Apr 23, 2019
I am so sorry hear about the loss of your loved one. I want to offer my sincerest condolences to you and your family. May the God of all comfort give you the comfort you need at this most difficult time. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4. NWT
Carolyn Sims
Apr 23, 2019
I did not know her but knew Gary Zemonick Sr. When reading her obituary I could tell with love and support of God and family what a beautiful person she was. I am so sorry for your loss. God has gained another angel in heaven. Praying for comfort and healing. Fly high precious angel.
Greg & Deborah Garrison
Apr 23, 2019
Love and healing prayers from
The Garrison’s ❤️✝️
Jill Djxon
Apr 22, 2019
I’m so sorry to hear of her passing! I worked at warehouse groceries And she would always come and give me a big hug! With that sweet smile and that kind voice! Rest In Peace ! Thoughts and prayers