Everyone at Shrewsbury Town were very saddened to hear about the passing of club life-member Ruth Williams.
Ruth has had a lifetime association with the club as a fan and also in a number of roles.
Ruth owned the Abbey Gardens Hotel and in the 1960’s when Arthur Rowley was Manager, she hosted many of our young players who moved to the club. She continued to do this role for many years, and all who stayed there have spoken warmly of the time spent with her.
In later years she became life-member of the club and was a regular supporter both home and away up until very recently.
She will be greatly missed by everyone connected to the club, and our thoughts are with her family and friends at this sad time.
Shrewsbury Town Chairman Roland Wycherley spoke on behalf of the club.
“Our thoughts and condolences go out to Ruth’s family and friends at this very sad time.
"She was a big part of this club for most of her life and was always a friendly and warm person.
"Her generosity and time given to help many of the young players feel settled at the club will never be forgotten by those players.
"Everyone at the club will miss Ruth, and we will miss seeing her on matchdays.”