Edna Louise Ridpath Shelburne, 102, passed away Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 at her home in Snowville. She was born June 6, 1911, to the late Jake Ernest Ridpath and Ada Pearl Teel Ridpath. She was also predeceased by her husband, Roscoe J. Shelburne; two sisters, Iva Phillips and Eunice Phillips, and a son-in-law, C. Duane Dishon.
Edna graduated from Radford College in 1932, and began her teaching career in Montgomery County. The following year she married Roscoe and continued teaching in various schools in Pulaski County, retiring in 1973 with 32 years of service.
Edna was a lifelong member, as well as the oldest member of Snowville Baptist Church, where she served in many capacities. She was devoted to her church and community.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Rodney T. and Nancy M. Shelburne of Snowville; a daughter, Maxine S. Dishon of Pulaski; four grandchildren, Sandy S. Landreth and her husband, Ron, of Radford; Clay Dishon and his wife, Leah, of Richmond; Ron Shelburne and his wife, Terri, of Snowville; and Lori S. Angle and her husband, Shannon, of Snowville. She is also survived by seven great-grandchildren, Jake, Jessica, and Jenna Shelburne; Lauren and Brad Landreth; and Hunter and Granger Angle; two nieces, Pat Catron and Lotus Phillips, both of Dublin, and one nephew, Steve Phillips.
A service to celebrate Edna’s life will be held Monday, Dec. 23 at 2 p.m. at Snowville Baptist Church with the Rev. Neil Wood officiating. Interment will follow in the Sunset Cemetery in Christiansburg. The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, at Mullins Funeral Home in Radford and anytime at the Shelburne residence.
Flowers will be appreciated or memorial contributions may be made to the Snowville Baptist Church.
The Shelburne family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home and Crematory in Radford, www.mullinsfuneralhome.com.