Ruby Pearl Shelton
September 1, 1925  -  January 18, 2018

Ruby Pearl Shelton


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Elmwood Funeral Home
5750 Hwy 277 South
Abilene, TX  79606
Friday, January 26, 2018
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
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Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel
5750 Hwy 277 South
Abilene, TX  79606
Saturday, January 27, 2018
2:00 p.m.
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Elmwood Memorial Park
5750 Hwy 277 South
Abilene, TX  79606
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Ruby Pearl Shelton, passed away January 18, 2018. Visitation will be 5:00PM – 7:00PM Friday, January 26, 2018 at Elmwood Funeral Home, 5750 Hwy 277 South. A funeral service will be 2:00PM Saturday, January 27, 2018 in the Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow the service in Elmwood Memorial Park.

Ruby was born on September 1, 1925 and was a long time resident of Abilene, Texas. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Abilene Women’s Club, Abilene Country Club, Alliance for Women and Children, and Abilene Philharmonic.

She is preceded in death by her husband, A.B. “Stormy” Shelton; her daughter, Deana Rainey Henderson; and grandson, Steve Rainey.
Ruby is survived by her son, Gary Southard and wife Patty; her daughter, Debbie DeLoach and husband Mike; stepchildren, Sharon Hoffman, Sindy Durham, Scottie Ann Wade; grandchildren, Genea Warren and husband Trent, Brent Southard and wife Stephanie, Blake Southard and wife Christina, and Shelley Rainey; step grandchildren, Chirstine Nichols, Wendy Durham, and Andy Durham; she was blessed with many great grandchildren; a loving devoted, caregiver Pam Martin, from Abilene who worked for Ruby for 29 years; and Ruby’s loving dog, Chloe.

The family requests memorials be given to Hendrick Hospice Care, 1651 Pine Street, Abilene, TX.

Online condolences and memories may be shared with the family through the obituary link at www.elmwoodfuneralhome.com

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  2. Byron Penrod
    Abilene, TX

    As former neighbors in the Elmwood Edition, we enjoyed getting to know Stormy and Ruby and we know that she will be missed as much as Stormy was. Our deepest condolences to her family members .

  3. Bev Wright
    Abilene, TX

    I've always admired Ruby -- working with her at YWCA
    {Now Alliance} and talking to her about her recipes in
    the paper. She was so gracious and giving -- glad Stormy
    caught her !!!

  4. Lillie Campbell
    Garland, TX

    I am so sorry for your loss. Ruby Shelton was a lovely lady who tried to do good, which is something we should all aspire to. She gave money for a very impressive organ at First Baptist Church, Abilene, which my husband got to play for several years before he died. He loved that organ!!! Thank you, Ruby.

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