Obituary: Ruth M. Shelly, Cherished Wife, Loving Mother 2024

Ruth M. Shelly, 91, Passes Away Peacefully at Phoebe – Allentown

Ruth M. Shelly, 91, Passes Away Peacefully at Phoebe – Allentown

Emmaus, PA – Ruth M. Shelly, a resident of Emmaus, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully on May 16, 2024, at the age of 91. She was surrounded by her family at the time of her passing.


Ruth was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, to Dr. Paul William Ramer and Ruth Elizabeth (Mosser). She was a dedicated and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Ruth was a faithful member of New Life Bible Fellowship Church in Oley, Pennsylvania.

Ruth is survived by her three children: Susanne R. Figard, Joanne M. Englehart (Jason), and David P. Shelly (Sherry). She is also survived by her seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Ruth was predeceased by her husband, Rev. Austin G. Shelly, and her brothers, Robert and Charles Ramer.

A viewing will be held from 9:30 AM to 10 AM on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home in Emmaus, Pennsylvania. A funeral service will follow at 10 AM at the funeral home.

Burial will take place at Grandview Cemetery in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Memorial Contributions

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to MMS Aviation (24387 Airport Road, Coshocton, OH 43812) or