The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

April 30, 2014

Ruth Shelley


— Ruth Yvetta Shelley, 91, of Ava, Mo, formerly of Wolfe City, died April 28, 2014, at the Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center in Ava.

She was born Sept. 20, 1922, in Wolfe City to Clarence C. and Hassie Taylor Andrews. 

Mrs. Shelley was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wolfe City. She retired following 22 years as a sales clerk for Broadway Department Stores.

At the age of 17 she moved to California, and in 1940 she married John H. Shelley.     

Ruth is survived by her daughter, Judy Russell and husband Eldon of Dora, Missouri; granddaughter Brenda Frealy and husband Glenn of Springfield, Missouri; and  great-granddaughters Jennifer Waltz and Amanda Frealy.

Mrs. Shelley was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Shelley; daughter Patricia Ann Shelley; and brother Quantrel Andrews. 

A graveside service is set at 2 p.m. today at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Wolfe City with Steven Medford officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home in Wolfe City. 

Online condolence may be left at owensandsonfh.com


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