WESTFIELD - Ruth C. Ruth, age 95, of Cass Street, formerly of Gowanda and Forestville, died peacefully Monday, April 30, 2012 at Absolut Care of Westfield.
Prior to moving to Westfield, she had resided at the Fredonia Place.
Mrs. Ruth was born March 23, 1917 in Meadville, Pa., the daughter of the late Alton and the late Mertie (Graves) Peterson. She married Algerd Ruth on Dec. 7, 1963 whom died on June 5, 2009.
She was a graduate of Corry High School and the Gowanda Psych Center's nursing program where she received her LPN. She had been employed by the State of New York at the Gowanda and Buffalo Psychiatric Centers. She had enjoyed traveling and dancing with her late husband. She retired as a LPN in 1963 from the Buffalo Psychiatric Center.
Mrs. Ruth was a member of Rebeccah Lodge of Gowanda.
She is survived by one daughter, Barbara J. Burger of Phoenix, Ariz.; one son, Curtis F. Brewer, Jr., of Belen, N.M.; a sister, Vivian Gates of Corry, Pa.; her niece, Joyce A. Kelly of Brocton, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and several great-great grandchildren.
Ruth was preceded in death by her sisters, Edith Sustic, Olive Stone, Gladys Wagner and Eva Manning, and her two brothers, Orville and Rollo Peterson.
Services will be private with burial being held at Lawn Cemetery in Beaver Dam Cemetery, Cory, Pa. Memorials may be made to Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure, PO Box 650309, Dallas, Texas 75265-0309. Arrangements have been entrusted with the MASON Funeral Home, 37 Clinton Street, Westfield, NY 14787. To send Ruth's family a message of sympathy log on to www.masonfuneral.com.