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Ralph Leland Shively

November 22, 1921 September 19, 2019
Ralph Leland Shively
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Obituary for Ralph Leland Shively

Ralph Leland Shively, 97, of Bridgewater, passed away Thursday, September 19, 2019.

Ralph was born in Mt. Morris, IL, on November 22, 1921, a son of the late Emma (Whisler) and Levi Shively.

Ralph earned a PhD in mathematics at the University of Michigan in 1954.

He worked as a professor of mathematics at Case Western Reserve University, Manchester College, and Swarthmore College, and professor and chairman of the Department of Mathematics at Lake Forest College. He was commissioner of Midwest Athletic Conference for twenty years. He was an active supporter of academic and athletic programs at Bridgewater College.

On Aug. 19, 1950, he was united in marriage to Catherine Mary (Miller) Shively, who preceded him in death on Nov. 19, 2013.

Ralph is survived by sons, Thomas Shively and wife, Julianne, of Austin, TX and Philip Shively and wife, Sharon, of Potomac, MD; and three grandchildren, Christine, Michael and Robert.

He is also preceded in death by brothers, Willard, Forest, and John Shively.

A memorial service will be held 4 PM Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, at Bridgewater Church of the Brethren, with Chris Zepp officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bridgewater College, College Box 33, 402 East College Street, Bridgewater, VA 22812.

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memorial service




4:00 PM 9/29/2019 4:00:00 PM - 5:00 PM 9/29/2019 5:00:00 PM
Bridgewater Church of the Brethren

420 College View Drive
Bridgewater, VA 22812

Chris Zepp officiating.

Bridgewater Church of the Brethren
420 College View Drive Bridgewater 22812 VA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Bridgewater College

402 E. College St.
P.O. Box 33
Bridgewater , VA 22812

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