Ruth Irene Shelby • July 31, 2021
Ruth Irene Shelby, 93, of Pensacola passed away on July 31, 2021.
Mrs. Shelby was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa on Sept. 28, 1927 to the late Fred and Elberta Elizabeth (Hoover) Bates. She was Baptist by faith and retired from Monsanto after 25 years of service.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Huey C Shelby; son,Ray G. Shelby; and daughter, Carolyn M. Harrell.
Survivors include her two sons, Larry C. Shelby (Rose) and Terry D. Shelby (Evelyn); daughter, Patricia A. Shelby (Stephen); brother, Dale Gibson; 12 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at Pensacola Memorial Gardens Funeral Home beginning at 9:30am till the service begins at 10:30am with Chaplain Janice Watkins officiating.
Burial will follow in the Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family wishes to express their heart-felt thank you to Emerald Coast Hospice.
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