Ruth Elaine Shell, age 87 passed away Tuesday, July 11 2017 at her home in Brookville, IN. The daughter of Henry and Ida Pennington was born on September 19, 1929 in Hamilton, OH. Ruth married Chester Shell on April 17, 1948 and he preceded her in death on September 30, 2001.
Ruth loved being a homemaker, raising a big garden, found great joy in cooking for her family, and was a member of the New Point Christian Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother that will be missed by many.
Ruth is survived by her four children. Donna (Earl) Byrd of Brookville, Cindy (Raymond) Byrd of New Castle, Mike (Sonia) Shell of Rushville, and Vickie Ward of New Point. She will also be missed by her grandchildren Clinton Byrd, Jodi Axsom, Travis Byrd, Josh Shell, Mandy Shell, Kristy Hirt, five great grandchildren, sisters Jeanne (Wayne) Dickerson, Darlene (Rell) Childress, and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her son-in-law Steve Ward, grandson Michael Ward, brother Ray Pennington, sisters Evelyn Clark and Wanda House.
Visitation will be Friday, July 14, 2017 at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville, IN from 11am – 1pm followed by funeral services. Officiated by Minister Mark Vice with burial following at Maple Grove Cemetery, Brookville, IN.
Memorials are suggested to New Point Christian Church or Margaret Mary Hospital Hospice c/o Meyers Funeral Home.