November 16, 1929 - April 24, 2021
Ruth Marie Shy, age 91 of Bowling Green, passed away Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Monday at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Bro. Alvin Young officiating. Burial will be held in the Mt. Zion Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Sunday at the Bibb-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green. Ruth was born November 16, 1929 in Redlands, CA, the daughter of Malcolm Teddy and Mabel Etta Darkens Henderson. She lived in San Bernardino, CA until around the age of 3 when her family moved back to her family’s farm in Bowling Green. She married J.B. Shy April 24, 1949 and to this union three children were born. He preceded her in death January 10, 2007. Survivors include sons Don (Thelma “Tiny”) Shy of Bowling Green, and Dale (Winifred) Shy of Bowling Green; daughter Sandra (Clif) Tucker of Durham; 14 grandchildren Angie Harvey, Beth McMillen, Sheila Feldmann, Tina Brackney, Amy Steadman, Ashley Turnbull, Joseph Shy, Diane Dees, Josh Tucker, Aubrey Tucker, Levi Tucker, Gabrielle Tucker, Taylor Tucker and Brianna Tucker; numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; sisters-in-law Barbara Henderson of Bowling Green and Caro Baum of Logan, UT; nieces, nephews and other extended family. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers Lloyd (Bud) Henderson and David Henderson. Dedicated to service to others, Ruth enjoyed helping others in various ways. She was dedicated to service to others through various ministries within Mt. Zion Baptist Church. She helped teach Vacation Bible School for many years and worked many church camps. Ruth was known to bring many kids to church on Sundays in her own vehicle, just so that they had the opportunity to attend. Other ministries important to Ruth were Campers On Mission to which she attended as recently as last year, as well as Women On Mission (W.O.M.) a church-based group that read and prayed for missionaries. Ruth volunteered many years locally for the Hope Center in Bowling Green and sang at local nursing homes until the Covid-19 pandemic restricted access to doing so. Ruth also served others by giving of her talents in the kitchen. She would often bake bread or meals just to deliver them to nearby neighbors or others that she knew were in need. In her free time, Ruth liked gardening and tending to her roses. She enjoyed quilting and doing embroidery. Above all she loved her family, especially her grandchildren and trying to keep up with them. She was loved by many and will be greatly missed by all. Serving as pallbearers will be Joshua Tucker, Joseph Shy, Levi Tucker, Nathan Hammock, Tristan Bevans, and Darrell Turnbull. Memorials may be made to the Mt. Zion Cemetery or Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
Ruth Marie Shy, age 91 of Bowling Green, passed away Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Monday at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Bro. Alvin Young officiating. Burial will be... View Obituary & Service Information
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