She was born Sept. 2, 1917 in Westfield, the daughter of the late August and Irene Knowlton Wester. She lived in Chautauqua County all of her life. Ruth attended Summerdale one room school and graduated from Sherman Central School in 1936.
Ruth had worked at Kling’s Furniture Factory in Mayville during the 1950’s, BOCES and at First National Bank in Mayville; she also worked at the Chautauqua County Offices starting at the Motor Vehicle’s Office and retired from the finance department.
She was a member of the Mayville United Methodist Church, William L. Travis American Legion Auxiliary in Mayville, Lake Chautauqua Memorial Post VFW Auxiliary in Mayville, Mayville Senior Citizen’s and she had volunteered at the Mayville Public Library.
She is survived by three children, David (Nancy) Crandall of Sebring, Fla., Patricia (Ted) Faust of Wrightsville, Pa., and Sharon Crandall of Dunkirk, N.Y.; three grandchildren, Marcia Velker of Euclid, Ohio, Lisa Blum of Mebane, N.C., and Sandy Osman of Kill Devil Hills, N.C.; and two great grandchildren, Maris and Will Osman.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd R. Crandall, whom she married June 30, 1937 at the Chautauqua Gorge on Lyons Road, and who died July 22, 2005; one grandson, David Crandall; and two sisters, Geraldine George and Gertrude Brumagim.
A memorial service will be held at a later date that will be announced in the spring. Burial will be in the Mayville Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Mayville Fire Department Rescue Squad, or the Mayville United Methodist Church.
The Freay Funeral Home, Mayville, is in charge of arrangements.
Ruth Wester Crandall