Lillie Ruth Berney
Lillie Ruth Berney, 88, of 165 W. Main St., died Friday evening in the Heritage Care Center after a short illness.
Born Oct. 4, 1897, in Fon DuLac, WI, she had been employed as a teacher in the Shelby School system, teaching religion, history and geography. She retired in 1963 after 37 years of service. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church where she was active in the Ladies Bible Class and a member of Circle No.4. She was a charter member and first president of the Shelby American Association of Retired Persons.
Service was held 11 this morning at Oakland Cemetery with her pastor, Rev. Carl. G. Beighley, officiating. Arrangements were handled by Turner Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Untied Methodist Church and can be left at the funeral home.