MISSION - Margaret Ruth Shane, 91, died Sunday, June 19, 2011, at Mission Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born January 12, 1920 in Savannah, Georgia and educated in Savannah schools, Armstrong Junior College, and Episcopal Convent in Catonsville, Maryland. After the convent, she worked a number of jobs in the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area, mostly in food service.
She married Edwin H. Shane in Gaithersburg, Maryland on February 1, 1960, and resided in Takoma Park, MD until transferred with the Army Finance Center in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1974.
She retired from Carmel Clay Schools in 1980. An avid camper, they settled in Enchanted Valley Ranch in 1999.
She is survived by her husband, Edwin Shane; sister, Florence McGill of Longmont, Colorado; brother, Donald Tucker of Savannah, Georgia; and many nieces and nephews. She and Ed celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on her 90th birthday on January 17, 2010.
Memorial contributions may be made to Children's Haven International, 400 E. Minnesota Rd. Pharr, TX 78577.
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