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Ruth I. LaVancher

Born: Wed., Aug. 7, 1918
Died: Thu., Feb. 9, 2017


12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, Sun., Feb. 19, 2017
Location: LaRobardiere
Funeral Home, Inc.

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Sun., Feb. 19, 2017
Location: LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc.

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      A life well lived is a precious gift, of hope and strength and grace, from someone who has made our world a brighter better place. Following a long life filled with many wonderful moments, Ruth I. LaVancher, 98, formerly of Camden, NY, left her earthly home on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at the James G. Johnston Memorial Nursing Home, Johnson City, NY.

      She was born August 7, 1918 in Syracuse, NY, a daughter of Henry & Amy Hanshe Kandler. Ruth was a 1935 graduate of Camden High School. She married Floyd J. LaVancher on February 24, 1942 in Camden, NY, he passed away December 10, 1958.
Ruth attended the former United Church of Camden (Presbyterian.) Ruth retired in 1984 from the Camden Wire Co., where she had worked for 25 years. She previously worked at Griffiss AFB.

      Ruth is survived by her devoted daughter Carol & Glenn Kehley, Endicott, NY, whom she loved to the end of the earth along with two grandchildren, Todd & Jennifer Kehley, and their children, Claire, Audrey, and Natalie, Trumbull, CT, Lisa & Kevin Krasinski, and their children, Ryan and Hannah, Burlington, NC, and several nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by one daughter, Judy on March 25, 1954.

      Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM, Sunday, February 19, 2017, from the LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc., 109 Main Street, Camden, NY. Private interment Forest Lawn Cemetery. A calling hour will be held from 12:00 PM to the start of the service.

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Starr Greene Barrett
   Posted Wed February 15, 2017
Deepest sympathy and condolences to Ruth's loved ones. She was a lovely woman.
Sending lots of love and prayers of comfort.
Jeff and Starr Barrett

Connie Kelley
   Posted Wed February 15, 2017
Dear Carol and family,

Words can not express the sadness I feel at Aunt Ruth's passing. I really admired her and so enjoyed the time I got to spend with her when she was living next to my Mom in the senior apartments. I will especially remember quiet ways and her sense of humor. She was really special. Carol, if there is anything I can do for you up here in Camden, please let me know. I'll see you Sunday.

Love to all, Connie

Jeff and Kathy Moore
   Posted Thu February 16, 2017
Carol and Family
42 years ago your mother rented her upstairs apartment to Kathy and myself. She was such a kind and caring person. She helped us out so much as newly weds and we became a part of her family. Over the years when she visited Camden she would make it a point to visit us. She was a beautiful person with such a kind heart. We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you.

Kelley Card
   Posted Thu February 16, 2017
Dear Carol and Family. I want to express how truly sorry I am for the loss of your Ruth. I enjoyed my time as "Her Med Girl" at Hilltop, and when I left it broke my heart to leave her. She was such a great lady and I spent many nights with her answering questions on Jeopardy and her constantly calling me a smarty pants. I enjoyed her dry wit and could not wait to get to work to see what crafts she did that she couldn't wait to toss out the next day. haha.. Time spent with her was always wonderful and completely enjoyable. My favorite memory will always be when she made me go through the Haunted House with her and she could stop picking on me when I would jump-trying to get her to jump. But in her words-"it wasn't scary at all." I will miss her very much and she will always hold a special place in my heart. Sincerely, Kelley Card

curtiss and suzanne upham
   Posted Fri February 17, 2017
Curt and Sue Upham We are sorry to hear about your mom's passing. my mother Winifred Perin Upham and Ruth were the best of friends, going to school together in Camden. they wintered in Florida where they each had there own homes. They enjoyed each others company. I would see Ruth in Camden when we lived there and in florida.She was a great lady and we know that she is with her Lord and Savior.

Kathleen LaVancher Fox
   Posted Thu February 23, 2017
My family and I are sorry for your loss, I hope you feel surrounded by much love. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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