RUTH L. LEBLANC, 92, passed away, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 in North Lauderdale, Fla. Ruth was born in Frazier, Ky., Aug. 25, 1920 the daughter of Fredrick Zachery Shelton and Nona Alice (Bell) Shelton both deceased. Ruth loved dancing and attended the American Legend in Margate, Fla. "Ruthie" loved country music. She raised her family in Fort Wayne, and retired from State Hospital for Developmental Disabled. She is survived by daughters, Shirley Upchurch, Marsha (John) Stonestreet; son, Burton Robert Long; grandchildren , Tamra (Noe)Haman, Judi Noe, Heather Upchurch, Troy Long, and Chad Long; 11 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandsons; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by son, Gary Ray Long; grandson, Dion Noe Sr.; great-granddaughter, Brieana Jaide Noe; sister, Amanda (Shelton) Huddleston; and brother, "Bud" Shelton. There will be no Service.


Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Feb. 17, 2013