Received into the presence of Jesus on July 26, 2018. Daughter of Joseph and Anna (Sweitzer) Marsden. She was born in Chicago, Illinois, and attended Northwestern University.
At a young age, Ruth decided to try her hand at acting and moved to Hollywood, California. There, she met Donald Kelly, an actor, and after getting married had three children. Ruth was widowed in 1966 and did not marry again. She worked as a real estate agent and litigation secretary prior to moving to the Villages in 1998.
Ruth enjoyed many activities in the Villages, particularly the Republican club, shuffleboard, swimming and other groups. She was a faithful and active member of St. Timothy Catholic Church.
Surviving are sons Brent (Rhonda) of Kentucky and Raymond J. (Elizabeth) Kelly of Oregon, as well as several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Another son, Michael, predeceased her.
Arrangements entrusted to Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Lady Lake, FL. Online condolences may be left at www.BeyersFuneralHome.com.