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Ruth B. (Stephenson) Van Ry

Born: Thu., Dec. 9, 1920
Died: Sat., Dec. 15, 2012

Funeral Service


2:00 PM to 4:30 PM, Tue., Dec. 18, 2012
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM, Tue., Dec. 18, 2012
Location: LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc.

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Camden-Ruth B.Van Ry 92, of Church St, passed away Saturday December 15, 2012 at Oneida Healthcare.  She was born December 9, 1920 in Osceola, NY a daughter of Kenneth R. and Charlotte Jenkins Stephenson.
      She was married to Charles A. Van Ry on October 28, 1939 in Osceola.  He died on March 1, 2004.  Ruth attended Osceola and West Leyden Schools, graduating from Camden High School in 1938.  She was a graduate of Oswego SUNY in 1965.  Ruth taught school for twenty-four years in the Camden Central Schools, retiring in 1982.
     Ruth was an avid bridge player, enjoyed history and book collecting, genealogy and antiques.  She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Order of the Eastern Star, Hillsboro Garden Club and the Parke Genealogy Society.
      Surviving are three daughters, Betty and Gordon Moore of Camden, Barbara and Donald Klem of Cato, Mary and Steven Brooks of Beaver Falls; two sons, Charles and Glenda Van Ry of Piffard, NY and Richard and Melanie Van Ry of Port Leyden.
Also surviving are fifteen grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
      Funeral services will be held 10:30 am Wednesday at the United Church of Camden (Presbyterian).  Interment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.  Calling hours will be held Tuesday from 2 - 4:30 pm and 6 - 8:30 pm at the LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc., 109 Main Street, Camden, NY.  Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Forest Park, Camden, NY.

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Mark Taylor
   Posted Mon December 17, 2012
Dear Ellen and Family -

So sorry to hear of your loss. I hope the memories you share of Ruth help you heal through the coming days and weeks. It sounds like she was a great lady.

Love - Mark

Bernie Klem
   Posted Mon December 17, 2012
So sorry to hear of Ruth's passing, but she had a full and wonderful life and -- like George Bailey -- touched so many others. My first post-college job was in Rome, N.Y., and I lived with Chuck and Ruth for two weeks while I was waiting for my apartment's move-in date. Those were two of the most relaxing and enjoyable weeks of my life. Great food. Great conversation. Card games on the kitchen table. Baseball games on TV. It's been a while since I've seen Ruth, but I miss her. I know she'll live in my heart forever.

Carol Hunter
   Posted Tue December 18, 2012
To all my cousins and family,
Dear Aunt Ruth will be so missed! Her ready welcome and easy hospitality; her pithy observations on life and of course her passion for bridge. So many memories! I'm glad she lived to see such a full and extended family. My thoughts are with you all at this time.

Don De Luca
   Posted Tue December 18, 2012
Arlene and I extend our condolences. There never seems to be a "correct" time to face death of a loved one.

Al Downs
   Posted Sun January 06, 2013
So very sorry to learn of your loss ... my sincerest sympathy

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