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Dorothy Shelby Ruth

Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Shelby Ruth will be 6:00 P.M Friday, October 8, 2021, at the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Lebanon with Rev. Cynthia L. Seifert officiating.  Interment will be at the Greenwood Cemetery in Clarksville at a later date.  Visitation Friday 5:00 – 6:00 P.M. at the church.

Mrs. Ruth, age 98 of Lebanon passed away Monday, October 4, 2021, at Elmcroft in Lebanon.

Born November 4, 1922, in Birmingham, Alabama, she is the daughter of the late Dr. Manton Leonard Shelby and Kathryn Stevens Shelby.  She was a 1940 graduate of Clarksville High School.  She served in the WAVE in the United States Naval Reserve during World War II.  She was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Lebanon.  She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty years, Stanley C. Ruth on December 11, 2012.

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME of Lebanon (615) 444-2142   www.ligonbobo.com

Messages for the Family

  1. Anne Donnell says:
    Dorothy was a patriot, a lady through and through, kind and thoughtful, generous and friendly. A pet in her care was fortunate indeed, as were her friends.
  2. Sue Coble says:
    Mrs. Ruth was a true southern lady and a good neighbor. I knew her also through the lady’s club of which we were both members. Thinking of all of you and you adjust to here passing.
  3. Annette(Seay)Johnson says:
    To the family so sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of meeting her when I worked at Elmcroft.