Shelby County Indiana
The Shelbyville News
Ruth G. Degelow, 74, of Shelbyville, died Monday, July 25, 2004, at Heritage House Convalescent Center. Born Nov. 28, 1929, in Hancock County, she was the daughter of Ernest A. and Flora (Hack) Clayton. She married Robert E. Degelow, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 15, 1993.
Tuesday, July 27, 2004
Survivors include two daughters, Jane A. Murphy of Martinsville and Laura A. Wallsmith of Fortville; three sons, Robert E. Degelow Jr. of Moscow, John A. Degelow of Waldron and Daniel A. Degelow of Kokomo; one sister, Louise Rivers of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by one sister, Esther Simons; and one brother, Ernest A. Clayton Jr.
Mrs. Degelow was a lifelong Shelby County resident. She was employed at State Bank of Waldron for 10 years, retiring in 1991. She was later employed at St. Paul Liquor Store, in St. Paul, for nine years, retiring in 2003. Mrs. Degelow graduated from Shelbyville High School and attended Indiana University. She was a member of Mount Pisgah Baptist church and NAAMAH Chapter No. 73, Order of Eastern Star.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Glenn E. George & Son Fruneral Home, 437 Amos Road. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Robb Barlow officiating. Burial will be in Moscow Cemetery, in Rush County. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Shelby County, in care of Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, Shelbyville, IN 46176.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming
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