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.

  1. Windy jeffcoat says:

    My dearest friends, Terry & Evelyn it is so hard to say goodbye to our love ones. I want you both to know if your Mother could say, “thank-you” after God called her home, you would both also know that you unselfishly gave your time, caring and loving to comfort her and prepared her for her home coming. She is resting in the arms of our Heavenly Father.. I love you both!

  2. Sam Snow says:

    Rest In Peace Mrs. Shelby.
    My condolences to her family and friends.

  3. Patricia Shelby says:

    Thank you for your kind words. Sam, my mother thought the world of you.

  4. Kathy Byrd says:

    Go rest with our lord and savior Grandma, we didn’t have a lot of time together but you were always in my heart. I love you always Aunt Pat, Uncle Terry, Evelyn and Uncle Larry. I miss you 😢 Fly High Grandma ♥️❤️

  5. Katherine McDaniel says:

    I miss you everyday Granny. Our weekly phone calls of gossip and catching up on what’s going on. Even the ones when you were worried it was going to storm. There hasn’t been one single day that has gone by that I haven’t thought about you. I love you and I’m so glad that you were my Granny!

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