Ruth W. Shives, 81

August 19, 2010

JULY 28, 1929-AUG. 17, 2010

Ruth W. Shives, age 81, of 384 N. Washington St., Greencastle, Pa., died at 6:29 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010, at Falling Spring Nursing And Rehabilitation Center in Chambersburg.

Born July 28, 1929, in Greencastle, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Clarence A. and Olive (Tosten) Wallech.

She retired from Rite Aid, having worked at the Greencastle store for 40 years.

She and her husband, Walter E. "Bill" Shives, were married Aug. 24, 1951.

Surviving family in addition to her husband are one daughter, Susan M. Angle, Greencastle; four sons, Alan R. Shives, Jeffrey E. Shives, Gary L. Shives and Terry L. Shives, all of Greencastle, Pa.; six grandchildren; one stepgranddaughter; two great-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandson.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Dale Angle II; sisters, Pearl Wincer and Grace Vasquez; and half brother, Roy Tosten.


Funeral services will be Saturday, Aug. 21, at 2:30 p.m. from Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle, with the Rev. David G. Rawley officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to American Cancer Society, 384 Floral Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201. Online condolences may be expressed at

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