Ruth Shelly Rice
Ruth Shelly Rice, age 94, a resident of the Rydal mark Retirement Community, died on July 4, 2013. She was the devoted wife of the late Whitman A. “Whit” Rice for 60 years. mrior to moving to Rydal mark in 2003, Ruth and Whit resided on cairacres Road in Jenkintown for more than 50 years. Whit died in 2001.
Born in Souderton, ma., Ruth was the daughter of the late Sadie Stover Shelly and the late Harvey N. Shelly. In 1936, she graduated from Souderton High School and in 1940, earned her bachelor’s degree in education from West Chester State Teachers College, now West Chester University. Ruth was an elementary school teacher in the cranconia School aistrict until she married in 1941. Ruth was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker.
Along with her husband, Ruth was an active member at Huntington Valley Country Club. Over the years, she was on the paddle tennis teams and bowling league teams, and partook in many of the social activities such as dinner dances and 4th of July celebrations held at the club. Ruth enjoyed worldwide traveling with her friends from Huntington Valley Country Club. 6KH DOVR HQMRyHG flRwHU gardening, interior decorating and antiquing in Bucks County. She was a volunteer for Meals-on-Wheels in the Abington area.