Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday, May 13, 1987
          Ruby M. Risley,  88, Brookfield, died Monday at W.S. Major Hopsital.  Mrs. Risley, a 1916 Broad Ripple High School graduate, was awarded the 1984 Sertoma "Service to Mankind" award.  She was a member of the Brookfield Baptist Church where she had taught Sunday school and was pianist.  A daughter of  John A. and  Sarah (Hankins) Messersmith,  she was born June 2, 1898, in Malott Park, Marion County.  She was married in 1916 to  Roger A. Risley,  who preceded her in death.
          Surviving are sons,  Joe Risley,  Shelbyville, and  Richard Risley,  Brookfield; daughters,  Patricia Alloway and  Eloise Maners,  Indianapolis, and  Helen Lee,  Brookfield; 17 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a son.
          Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Little and Sons Mortuary, Acton Chapel, with the Rev. Everett Hayes officiating.  Burial will be in Union Chapel Cemetery, Marion County.  Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Brookfield Baptist Church.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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