Shelbia Jean Blessing, 60 - Spencer

Shelbia Jean Blessing, 60, of Spencer, West Virginia, died December 9, 2011 in the Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.

She was born October 12, 1951, in Clay County, a daughter of the late Calvin Murphy and the late Martha Florence McLaughlin.

Shelbia was a retired employee of the WV Dept. of Health, Division of Vital Statistics, Charleston and a 1969 graduate of Spencer High School.

Survivors include her siblings, Vernon Russell, Eva M. Carpenter and Gene Hughes all of Spencer; and her pet dog "Josie."

The family would like to thank Hospicecare of WV and the Hubbard Hospice House for their kindness and care.

There will be no service or visitation.

Condolences may be expressed online at

John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer is in charge of arrangements.