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Sharyn “Shari” Kelley Worrell, a native of Lynn, Massachusetts is the daughter of Richard Allen and Norma Lovett (Gregory) Kelley.  She has a son, Ryan Richard Worrell, Esq. and enjoyed a career as a flight attendant; now retired. She has three grandsons; Ryan, Jr., Daniel and Oliver. Shari is involved with numerous avocational pursuits and devotes significant time to the lineage society community, where she has served in many organizations in various capacities.

Memberships

  • National Gavel Society (Former Vice President)
  • Founders Fellowship
  • Order of the First Families of New Hampshire 1622-1680 (Founder; Honorary Governor General; former Editor of the Hampshire Heirs)
  • Associated Daughters of Early American Witches (Honorary President General; Founder/former editor of the Black Swan)
  • National Guild of Saint Margaret of Scotland (Reorganizing President General; Honorary President General; revived Saint Margaret's Journal, former Editor)
  • Descendants of Cape Cod and the Islands (Founder; Honorary President General)
  • Order of the Descendants of Native Americans and Friends (Founder; Honorary President General)
  • Descendants of American Prisoners of War (Founder; President General)
  • National Society Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims (former Corresponding Secretary General; former Historian General; Organizing Illinois State Governor; Honorary Illinois Governor; founded Illinois Branch Newsletter; former Editor)
  • National Huguenot Society (California State Founder; California State President; former Illinois Registrar)
  • Society of the Descendants of Washington’s Army at Valley Forge (California Brigade Founder; California State Commander)
  • Continental Society Daughters of Indian Wars (Reorganizing Illinois Governor; Honorary Illinois Governor; State Charter Member); National Supplies Chairman)
  • National Society Colonial Daughters Seventeenth Century, Inc. (Founder of El Camino Real Chapter; Former Chapter President; Honorary Chapter President; Chapter Corresponding Secretary)
  • Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic (Illinois State Founder; Honorary State President)
  • Society of the Descendants of the Knights of the Garter (Descendant Member)
  • National Society Daughters of the Barons of Runnemede (former Third Vice President General)
  • National Society Colonial Dames of America
  • Colonial Dames of America (Former Chapter President; Chapter Registrar)
  • Ancient Heraldic and Chivalric Order of Albion
  • National Society Americans of Royal Descent
  • Descendants of the Illegitimate Sons and Daughters of the Kings of Britain
  • Baronial Order of Magna Charta (Surety, Class of 2016)
  • Military Order of the Crusades
  • Descendants of Templar Knights, Life
  • Order of Americans of Armorial Ancestry (Former Historian General)
  • Order of the Crown of Charlemagne in the U.S.A.
  • Order of the Three Crusades 1096-1192
  • Order of the Monarchs of Rheims
  • Jamestowne Society, Life
  • Saint Andrews Society of the State of New York
  • Hereditary Order of Descendants of Colonial Governors
  • National Order of the Blue and Gray (former First Vice Commander)
  • Hereditary Order Descendants Loyalists and Patriots American Revolution (former Organizing Secretary General)
  • Order of the First Families of Maine (Charter Member; former Second Vice President General, Founding Corresponding Secretary General)
  • Order of the Merovingian Dynasty (former Advisory Council; former Editor of the Merovingian Mirror)
  • National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century (National Meals & Reservations Committee Member; Former State Second Vice President; Chapter Honorary President/Charter member)
  • National Society Daughters of the Union 1861-1865 (former Historian General; Honorary Chapter Regent)
  • National Society New England Women (former National Yearbook Chairman; Honorary Colony President)
  • Plymouth Hereditary Society (Former Marshall General)
  • Presidential Families of America (former Illinois Regent)
  • Daughters of the American Colonists (former Illinois Vice-Regent; California State Chaplain; Chapter Registrar)
  • Children of the American Colonists (Senior Adult Advisor for California)
  • National Society Women Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company (Founders Scholarship Chairman; former Illinois State Chaplain, Former Illinois State Treasurer; California State Registrar)
  • National Society Dames of the Court of Honor (former Illinois State First Vice President; California State 3rd Vice President)
  • General Society of Mayflower Descendants (former Illinois Elder; California Colony Chaplain)
  • National Society Sons and Daughters of Antebellum Planters 1607-1861 (former Chaplain General)
  • Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-1865 (former Illinois Teller)
  • Order of the First Families of Connecticut (Founding Member)
  • Hereditary Order First Families of Massachusetts (Pioneer Member)
  • Guild of Colonial Artisans and Tradesmen (Charter Member; thrice Master Guilder)
  • National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Flagon and Trencher
  • Hereditary Order of the Presidents and First Ladies of America
  • National Society Descendants of Early Quakers (Former National Corresponding Clerk; Director)
  • National Society Old Plymouth Colony Descendants
  • National Society United States Daughters of 1812 (California State Corresponding Secretary; Chapter President)
  • Order of Descendants of Colonial Physicians and Chirurgiens
  • Order First Families of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations 1636-1647
  • Piscataqua Pioneers
  • National Society of the Daughters of Colonial Wars (California State President; Former California State Corresponding Secretary)
  • Sons and Daughters of the Colonial and Antebellum Bench & Bar 1565-1861
  • Society of the Descendants Colonial Clergy (Former Councillor)
  • Winthrop Society
  • Dutch Colonial Society
  • Descendants of Sheriffs and Constables of Colonial and Antebellum America (Founding Member)
  • National Society Saints and Sinners
  • Family of Bruce International, Inc.
  • Order of Alba (Founding Vice President General)
  • Order of the First Families of Vermont 1609-1791
  • Order of the Founders of North America (Charter Member)
  • Order of the Norman Conquest
  • Order of the Second World War, Life
  • Scottish American Women Society of Washington, DC
  • Southern Dames of America (California State Corresponding Secretary; Chapter Registrar)
  • Sons and Daughters of Virginia Founding Fathers (Honorary)
  • Sons and Daughters of the First Settlers of Newbury
  • Descendants of Continental Colonial Officers (Life)
  • Descendants of Early Postmasters, Life
  • Descendants of Early First Responders, Life
  • Descendants of the Founders of Ancient Windsor, Life
  • National Society Descent of American Farmers, Life
  • National Society Descendants of American Railroad Workers, Life
  • National Society Descendants of Colonial Indentured Servants, Life
  • Daughters of ‘98
  • Cameo Club
  • Order of Cloak and Dagger (Founding Secretary General)

Chivalric Orders

  • Member of the Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem

Awards

  • Honorary President of the Auxiliary of Good Shepherd Hospital
  • President’s Volunteer Service Lifetime Award from George W. Bush
  • Servant of Youth Award from the Boy Scouts of America
  • Three Awards of Merit from United Airlines
  • Volunteer Recognition Award from the Y.M.C.A.
  • Member of the Honorary Order of Kentucky Colonels
  • Van Rensselaer Award (CDA)

 Authorships

  • From Stewardess to Flight Attendant—The Changing Years
  • The History of Good Shepherd Hospital, Barrington, Illinois
  • Illinois Court, National Society Women Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company, Celebrating 60 Years
  • National Society Daughters of the Union 1861-1865 Centennial Ancestor Book
  • Remembering James J.H. Gregory: The Seed King, Philanthropist, Man

Listed In

Who’s Who in America
Who’s Who in the World
Who’s Who Among American Women
NSDU Centennial Ancestor Book

Other Notes

Shari is very active in volunteer organizations, including, at various times: Boy Scouts of America where she developed religious growth programs and was awarded Den Leader of the Year Award, Chartered Organization Rep of the Year and the Servant of Youth Award; President of the Good Shepherd Hospital Auxiliary where she created an ongoing Children’s Art Display in the Cardiac wing; served on the Los Angeles MDA board and co-founded the Young Women’s League for Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Shari is a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church and has held many roles, including: Secretary of the Congregation; Assistant Superintendent of Sunday School; Secretary of the Board of Education; Public Relations Chair for the school and church. 

Additionally, she is a member of the Clipped Wings; the Speakers’ Bureau for Los-Angeles Based Flight Attendants; and the Immanuel Lutheran School Education Foundation.

Shari also lobbied for three years for the exoneration of the remaining six “Salem Witches” whom were executed in 1692. On October 31, 2001, Acting Gov. Jane Swift (of Massachusetts) signed the Bill into Law, exonerating all six. Shari’s Committee held a Memorial service in June 2002 in Salem, Massachusetts for these martyrs.

She holds membership in numerous genealogical research societies and family associations.  They include: Barrington Historical Society; Essex Society of Genealogists; Isaac Cummings Family Association; New England Historic Genealogical Society; New Hampshire Historical Society New Hampshire Society of Genealogists; Swift River Valley Historical Society; The American Genealogist; Topsfield Historical Society; Towne Family Associations.