BECKY SHELLITO; Congressional Record Vol. 155, No. 87
(Extensions of Remarks - June 11, 2009)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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                             BECKY SHELLITO


                            HON. SAM GRAVES

                              of missouri

                    in the house of representatives

                        Thursday, June 11, 2009

  Mr. GRAVES. Madam Speaker, I proudly pause to recognize Becky 
Shellito of Saint Joseph, Missouri. Becky is active in the community 
through her work and has been chosen to receive the YWCA Women of 
Excellence Award for Woman in Support Services.
  Becky Shellito married after attending Missouri Western State 
University; nevertheless, this high school valedictorian lived up to 
the expectations of that designation in her life. While raising two 
young daughters, she was active in the Parent Teacher Association and 
was elected as president of that organization. She went to work part-
time for the Grace Evangelical Church while her youngest daughter was 
in middle school and today serves as Office Manager, handling all 
administrative functions for a staff of six pastors, four secretaries 
and two custodians. Becky is a great coach and strong administrator. 
She has assisted families who have faced tragedy, knowing all too well 
the challenges faced by families who have lost loved ones. Seventeen 
years ago, Becky and her family lost their two daughters in a tragic 
automobile accident. It is not simply her testimony, but her life that 
brings hope to individuals who face the most difficult circumstances. 
Her leadership and professionalism are shadowed only by her strong 
resolve and perseverance.
  Madam Speaker, I proudly ask you to join me in recognizing Becky 
Shellito. She has made an amazing impact on countless individuals in 
the St. Joseph community. I am honored to represent her in the United 
States Congress.