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Shelly Joy (Adams) Hughes

February 4, 1972April 4, 2020

Hughes, Shelly Joy (Nee Adams), Loving mother, daughter, and sister, of Vadnais Heights, passed away unexpectedly on 4-4-20 at age 48.

Preceded in death by Grandparents Marvel and Francis (Scotty) Scott, Darrol Klein, and Donna Lockhart. Uncles Joe and Dwayne Adams and Danny Hoyt.

Survived by her children Ryan (13) and Isla (9) Hughes, mother Doreen Jackson, father Dave Adams and Debbie Wilson, sisterKimberlee Adams (Val) and brother Tony Farley (Ian), Aunts Gretchen Selander (Don), Denice Swentik, and Dawn Klein. Uncles Ray Hoyt (Cheryl), Bob Scott (Laurie), Arthur and Rodney Scott and many cousins.

Shelly was an amazing mother and will be missed dearly! She was dedicated both as a nurse and her current profession as Parent Liaison at NE Middle, in Minneapolis Public Schools. Shelly spent herlifetime caring for other people in all aspects of her life. Shelly will always be remembered for her courage, determination, and her unique ability to bring happiness to others.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.


Shelly Joy (Adams) Hughes

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Tonya McGill

April 4, 2021

This is a beautiful day to remember all the good times we shared. I miss my friend dearly. God has a plan for all of us and one day I’ll reach that golden gate to see you again to laugh and just catch up on all the beautiful memories. Rest In Peace, love you Shell, and I know that you are watching over your lovely kids. There’s no one with such a great smile and love for others than you. You are truly missed by many. Love you your sister as we use to say. Tee McGill

Jayne Moneypenny

July 25, 2020

In solidarity southern sister .
May your journey be peaceful now
Much luv to your family

Cindy Cuddihy Novak

May 9, 2020

To the family of Shelly,

My sincere condolences on the loss of you beloved mother and daughter.

To Dave - I recently learned if her passing- I know how much you adored her.

Keep all the memories you have if her close to your heart for she will still be watching all of you from above.

May God speed to you all .

Anna Horn

April 13, 2020

I heard Shelly's name announces on Easter Sunday at St.Joseph's Church. I didn't know Shelly, but I wanted to send my condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with her family, Especially her two children. We no not the time nor the hour. May you hold her dearly in your heart. May God hold Shelly in the palm of his hand.

Kelly Olson

April 13, 2020

Shelly was beautiful inside and out. She was always welcoming, kind hearted, had a beautiful smile, and just the kind of person that you loved to be around. We met in high school and enjoyed many fun times together. May Shelly’s star shine bright from above and be a guiding light and angel to her beautiful children.

Danna Hoyt

April 12, 2020

Shell Bell, you were my favorite cousin growing up. You always let me be around even when I would annoy you. I remember taking rides with you in the jeep jamming to music Expecially loud rock. You were there when my son was born. You were there for every step of his birth. When you would see him you would tell me give me my baby because that's how much you loved him and me. I don't think I could have done it without you. I was so happy for you when you had Ryan and Isla. I promise I will be there for them like you were for me growing up. I promise to watch over them. My guardian angel Shelly till we meet again. Somewhere over that rainbow. 🌈 love your little cousin Danna Marie Hoyt

Teresa Wlaschin

April 12, 2020

I just learned from Facebook of here passing 😞 we went to school together.
We hung out for a couple years! She was very kind and so sweet as a friend!
My condolences to her family! 😘❤ RIP my sweet friend
Love always ♡ Teresa (zerwas) wlaschin

Gloria Howard

April 12, 2020

Shelly's smile and passion when she joined Rotary and became my friend was a spirit filled shining light everytime I saw her. She is loved and will be missed.


Casey Osbey

April 10, 2020

That infectious smile of yours will truly be missed. Rest in Heaven my friend.

Tonya Mcgill

April 10, 2020

Missing my dear friend. Love you my friend.