Ruth E. (Nichols) Wilber Sheaves, 95, passed away October 27, 2022, peacefully in her home in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  Ruth Wilber Sheaves was born on July 24, 1927 in Cripple Creek, Colorado to Lyman and Ruby (Richards) Nichols (deceased).  She graduated from Colorado Springs High School in 1945 and attended Blair Business College in Colorado Springs. She was married to Charles O. “Ted” Wilber and William Sheaves, Jr, both deceased.  Ruth and Ted founded Ted’s Bicycles.  Ruth was a member of the Daughters of the Nile, Pikes Peak Club, Shriner’s Ladies, VFW Aux, American Ex-Prisoners of War Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor (National, State, and Local Chapters), The Retired Officer’s Club, MOAA, NAUS, CSHS/Palmer Alumni Association, and Shriner’s Honored Ladies Club.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda Wilber VanSkike (Russell); her granddaughter, Heather Paul Person (Joel); and two great-granddaughters, Jasmine and Jeanette Person. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Al Kaly Shrine Club, 6 South 33rd Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80904, Shriner’s Hospital (, or to the Andersonville POW Museum, Andersonville, GA 31711.

Services will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, November 10, 2022, at the Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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  1. A beautiful lady who will be greatly missed. So thankful for our friendship.

  2. Your mother was the sweetest person – my love and condolences on your loss.

  3. Many fond memories of Ruth!! She loved taking care of our dog and we all loved her!! So sorry for your loss.❤️

  4. What a kind and lovely lady was your mom, Linda. I enjoyed reading her obituary, which evoked fine memories. Blessings and much love to you and your family, Linda.

  5. Ruth was a very special lady. I was lucky to call her my friend.

    Rest In Peace.

    Love Nancy Windsor

  6. Ruth was a wonderful lady I got to know at PPUM Church.
    I enjoy seeing in her in church and visiting her .And on the phone to . Ruth will sure be missed.

  7. Dear Linda and Family, my sincere condolences on the loss of your Mom. We’ve had so much fun the last 25 years at our POW conventions. Our trip to Japan was another wonderful experience together. Our Moms are together again, sharing memories of widows luncheons together and our fun times in cities all over the United States. Our memories are what keep us going when our Moms go to Heaven. Sending y’alll hugs and lots of love, Mona Bridges Woodring

  8. Ruth meant so much to me and my children. Since she was my parent’s (Edwards’) best friend my children grew up to love her as much as I do. I’m so glad I got to visit with her, Linda and Russ during my visit to Colorado in July. Now she can be with her first love, Ted and second love, Bill. Hopefully she has also reunited with my parents. Love to you Linda, Ross and Heather.

  9. I will always remember Aunt Ruth as a kind, intelligent and caring woman, who had an infectious smile. I was impressed with the love she had for her family, and the care and interest she showed for our disabled son Bob. I’ll always remember Uncle Ted holding Bob’s hand as they sat on the dock and watched the boats go by.

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