She was born on June 9, 1927 in Sherman, N.Y., the daughter of the late John and Faith (Moore) Karges.
Ruth Ann had worked for the County Board of Elections as a secretary. She was involved in many organizations, the Minerva Club, Rebekah’s and Home Bureau to name a few.
She is survived by her sons, Maury (Mary Gale) and John (Kathy) Alday, both of Sherman, N.Y; grandchildren Tyler Alday, Savannah Alday, Tawny Walters, Dawn McGinnett and Lindsey and Nicholas Alday; and six great-grandchildren
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert M. Alday, Sr., Aug. 22, 2009; a brother John Karges; and two half brothers, Bill and Ed Fortune.
Services will be held at the convenience of the family; no visitation will be observed. Interment will be in Sherman Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Stanley Hose Co. PO Box 574, Sherman, N.Y. 14781 or Hospice Chautauqua County, 20 W. Fairmount Ave. Lakewood, N.Y. 14750
Arrangements are being handled by the Spitzer Funeral Home, Sherman, N.Y.
Ruth Ann Alday