Obituary for Ruby “Penny” Shively

Ruby “Penny” Shively

Ruby F. Wallace, Ross, Shively “Penny”, 93 of Fort Wayne, IN formally of Warsaw, IN passed away Thursday March 8, 2018 at 8:15 a.m. at Heritage Park Assisted Living & Garden Homes, Fort Wayne, IN. She was born on November 26, 1924 to Frank and Pearl (Bennett) Wallace in Argos, IN. Penny moved to Ft Wayne, IN., in 2006 to be near to her son, and daughter.

She has 2 daughters, Jeanetta Greathouse Addington, of Mishawaka, IN. Wendy Ross Hill, of Ft Wayne, IN. 2 sons, Steve Ross of Hernando Florida, and Herb Ross of Leo IN. She has 9 Grandchildren, 16 Great Grandchildren. 4 Great, Great Grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Pearl Wallace of Plymouth, IN. 7 brothers, 1 sister, 1 granddaughter, and husband Merle Shively.

She was employed at United Telephone Company in Warsaw IN, until retirement in 1986.
She was a long time member at the Claypool Methodist Church.

Penny spent most of her life in Warsaw, IN. Penny and Merle started a small travel bus business, taking friends and relatives to Chicago Cubs, and Cincinnati Reds Baseball games. Sometimes they would take excursions to various places in the continental United States and Canada. They enjoyed their retirement traveling together.

Penny and Merle enjoyed bowling. They both bowled a couple times a week at Gilliam’s Bowling Lanes, in Warsaw. She enjoyed going to the Bowling Tournaments throughout the United States. In 1969 she won first place in 3 separate categories.

She enjoyed going to see her Great Grandchildren’s sporting events.
She often said she missed talking to her brothers and sister. They were all gone. The sole surviving brother passed away in the Spring of 2012. She was ready to join them and her parents, her husband and her granddaughter.

Visitation will be on Saturday March 17, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 12 (noon) at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw with a Funeral Service to follow in the Funeral Chapel with Chaplain Fred Meuter officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw, Indiana.

The family is requesting that the memorial contributions be made to the Kosciusko County Cancer Care Fund, PO Box 1810, Warsaw, Indiana 46581-1810.

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