Roberta Lee Smith Shelburne, 95, died on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at Signature Healthcare of Spencer County.
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The native of Carroll County, Ky., she later moved with her family to Bullitt County. She graduated from Mount Washington High School. She and her late husband, Hubert Ray Shelburne, ran a large dairy farm in eastern Jefferson County for 20 years. She worked at General Electric, Collins in Buechel and Ben Snyders.
She was a former member of Kings Baptist Church and Broadway Baptist Church on Six Mile Lane. She was attending SECC Classic Worship and Bible Class until November 2010 and was a current member of Finchville Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Rachel Smith; husband, Hubert Ray Shelburne; son, Freddy Shelburne; two brothers, Marvin Smith and Roy Smith; and a sister, Lillian Easley.
She is survived by her daughter, Linda (Marc) Shelburne Rucker; grandchildren, Lisa Ann (Joe) Shelburne Kuczwara of Jeffersontown, Charles Hubert Rucker of Palmetto, Fla., and Michael Andrew (Tara) Rucker of Columbia, S.C.; four great-grandchildren, Joshua (Jana) Andrew Rucker, Amanda Renee Rucker, Joanna Kuczwara and Corbin Von Rucker; two sisters, Ruby (Fred) Shelton and Gracie Graham; two step-grandchildren, Jason A. (Jessica) Rucker of Holly Springs, N.C., and Margrite "Meg" C. Rucker of Louisville; two step-great-grandchildren, Morgan E. Rucker and Alexandria N. Rucker; and a borrowed daughter, Pat Bigot Devine.
A celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Arch L. Heady at Resthaven on Bardstown Road with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park. Visitation was from 3-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Expression of sympathy may go to the Finchville Baptist Church, 5270 Taylorsville Road, Finchville 40022, or to Hosparus of Louisville.
The family thanks caregivers Irene Keeling, Jessie Slaughter, Tiffany Schmeidmiller, Bertha Brown, Rachel Nelson, Sheila Ashley, Sheena Hall, Samantha Schlais and Senior Helpers of the Bluegrass.
Published in The Pioneer News on Oct. 23, 2013