Riley Funeral Home


Sheron Kenton

January 17, 1942April 21, 2021

Sheron Self Kenton, age 79, died peacefully at home with her family on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. Sheron is survived by her husband, James Lyle Kenton, of Hamilton, TX and their three children, Kelly Lynn Chacon and her husband Jose Chacon of Allen, TX; Kelene Curry and her husband Michael Curry of McKinney, TX; and Phillip Lyle Kenton of Melissa, TX. She is survived by her eight grandchildren McKenzie Newman and her husband Connor Newman of Dallas, TX; Brody Curry of McKinney, TX; Caitlin Kenton, Elisa Chacon, Caleb Chacon, Regan Kenton, and Isabella Kenton of Allen, TX; and Carly Jo Wright of Glen Rose, TX. She is also survived by her two brothers, Robert Andrew Self III and his wife Donna Self of Hamilton, TX; David Mark Self and his wife Linda Miller of Estero, FL and nieces and nephews Penny, Rob, Lindsey and Mark. She is preceded in death by her father, Robert Andrew Self Jr. (Bob), her mother, Jessie Faye Self (Faye) of Stephenville, TX. Sheron was born on January 17, 1942 in San Angelo, TX to parents Bob & Faye Self. In 1951, her family moved to Stephenville, TX where her parents established Self Boot Shop just off the square in Stephenville. Sheron graduated from Stephenville High School in 1960 and then attended Tarleton State for two years before transferring to North Texas State in Denton, TX. She graduated in May of 1963 with a degree in Business Education. On June 14, 1963, she married James Lyle Kenton and 3 days later they moved to San Antonio, TX where she accepted a position as a Middle School teacher at Eisenhower Middle School. She worked as a teacher for 4 months before becoming pregnant with Kelly Lynn. While Kelly was in preschool, she worked for Durham Business School where she taught typing, shorthand, and keypunch. Jim and Sheron had two more children; Kelene, and Phil while living in Memphis, TN. They were happily married for nearly 58 years. Through the years, Jim and Sheron moved to Memphis, TN; Richardson, TX; Placentia, CA; Plano, TX before finally retiring to Hamilton. She was actively involved with her church, Ladies Bible Class, Girls Scouts with Kelly & Kelene, and loved sewing and crafting. She enjoyed playing cards, tennis, and camping with family and friends. While living in Plano, she worked for ServiceMaster which later became NorthStar Paper company where she was the office manager for 18 years. Her family and friends will always remember her as a smart, independent woman who loved and supported her husband in all of his endeavors and was a strong partner with him in his career. Visitation is scheduled for Sunday, April 25th from 6-8 pm at Riley Funeral home in Hamilton, TX. A Funeral is scheduled for Monday, April 26th, at 11 am in the chapel at Riley Funeral home. Jim Hall of Gatesville Church of Christ will officiate. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Sheron’s life. The family would like to thank all family and friends for their love and support for our wife and mother who loved deeply. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at to help find a cure for this horrible disease.


  • Bob Self, Father (deceased)
  • Faye Self, Mother (deceased)
  • James Lyle Kenton, Husband
  • Kelly Lynn Chacon (Jose Chacon), Daughter
  • Kelene Curry (Michael Curry), Daughter
  • Phillip Lyle Kenton, Son
  • McKenzie Newman (Connor Newman), Grandchild
  • Brody Curry, Grandchild
  • Caitlin Kenton, Grandchild
  • Elisa Chacon, Grandchild
  • Caleb Chacon, Grandchild
  • Regan Kenton, Grandchild
  • Isabella Kenton, Grandchild
  • Carly Jo Wright, Grandchild
  • Robert Andrew Self lll (Donna Self), Brother
  • David Mark Self (Linda Miller), Brother

  • Michael Curry, Active
  • Brody Curry, Active
  • Jose Chacon, Active
  • Caleb Chacon, Active
  • Conner Newman, Active
  • Bobby Wright, Active



  • Visitation

    Sunday, April 25, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, April 26, 2021


  • Interment


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Judy Auten

April 27, 2021

Growing up with a lot of Self cousins was always special. Sheron and I had a special bond, spending a lot of time at Grandmother Self's two story house in Dublin Texas. Sheron and I and Linda and Elaine were the ones that took over the upstairs. Loved her very much and she will be missed very much.

Gerrie Bewley

April 25, 2021

We are so sorry for the loss of your sweet mother. We met your mom and dad when we lived in Hamilton. We met your parents often for dinner and was always a fun time visiting. Sheron loved talking about her children and grandchildren. She was a very proud grandmother. We loved Sheron. Jim and your family are in our prayers for God's strength and comfort during this time.
Gregg and Gerrie Bewley

Brenda Marshall

April 25, 2021

We were dear friends during our days at Tarleton. Sending thoughts and prayers to the family.

Honora Ann Bradley Redfearn

April 24, 2021

Sheron and I were Stephenville classmates and friends. Loved the teaching lesson from her parents at the boot shop on designing leather. Many more fond memories of girl scouts and drill team festivities.
Honora Ann Bradley Redfearn

Reba Dehls

April 23, 2021

One of the sweetest ladies I ever knew. Always looked like she had just come from the beauty shop. Raised her children where they were respectful and had good moral character. She will be missed by all who knew her. God bless this family with grace and mercy. Prayers for all.