Shelby Elizabeth Nielsen October 26, 2001 – April 23, 2019


Shelby E. Nielsen, 17, of Carrier Mills, IL died Tuesday April 23, 2019 at 11:40 am as the result of a traffic accident.

Celebration of Life Services will be held Saturday April 27, 2019 at 11 am at the Carrier Mills/Stonefort Grade School. Visitation will be held Saturday after 9 am at the school. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery at a later date. Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the family or the funeral home for expenses. Envelopes will be available. A Memorial Fund has been established at First Southern Bank in Carrier Mills, IL donations will be accept there or at any other First Southern branch. Felty Funeral Home in Carrier Mills, IL is assisting the family with the details.

Shelby was born on October 26, 2001 in Carbondale, IL to Keith Nielsen and the late Sarah Horton.

Shelby was a Junior at Carrier Mills/Stonefort High School. She was a current member of the Softball team; a member of the FFA; a member of the Scholar Bowl and a former member of the Volleyball team. She had already completed several courses at Southeastern Illinois College in pursuit of a Mortuary Science Degree and becoming a Mortician. Shelby was always full of life and laughter and touched so many lives.

Shelby is survived by her Father: Keith Nielsen of Carrier Mills, IL; Brother: Ethan Nielsen of Carrier Mills, IL; Grandmother: Kathleen (Steve) Lewis of Carrier Mills, IL; Grandmother: Cathy Hunt of Carrier Mills, IL; Grandfather: Bob Horton of Marion, IL; Stepfather: Ryan Carey of Mt. Vernon, IL; Aunt: Katie (Zack) Sanderson; Great Grandmothers: Shirley Tison, Emma Horton and Kathryn Headrick; Special Cousin: Jillian Sanderson; several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother: Sarah Horton, Grandfather: Dennis Hunt and Great Grandfather Robert Parish.