News and Tribune

June 23, 2013

Ruby I. Shelburne, 67; of Clarksville


Funeral services for Ruby I. Shelburne, 67, of Clarksville, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at Legacy Funeral Center, Jeffersonville, with burial to follow in Walnut Ridge Cemetery. She died Saturday, June 22. 

Ruby retired from Norton Hospital and White Castle after 26 years of service. She loved her thrift-store shopping and garage sales. 

She is survived by her loving companion and caregiver of 22 years, Charles R. “Sparky” Sparkman; five children, Steve Shelburne, Gerald Shelburne, Karen Howard, Carol Jo Davis and Jennifer Shelburne; three siblings, Bernice Sweinhart, Rita Johnston and Stanley Helm; and a host of grandchildren, nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Laura Helm; and seven brothers and sisters. 

Visitation will be held Tuesday from 2 to 8 p.m. and after 9 a.m. Wednesday. 

Expressions of sympathy can take the form of contributions to Hosparus of Southern Indiana. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. 


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