SOUTH DAYTON - Ruth A. Hess, 83, died Sunday, November 25, 2012 after a brief illness in the TLC Lake Shore Health Care Center in Irving, NY with her family at her side.
She was born July 30, 1929 in Lancaster, NY the daughter of the late Elmer and Louise (Wiadtrowski) Seiffert. Ruth and her husband Robert raised their family of five children in Hamlet, owning and operating a dairy farm until they moved to Shelbyville, TN in 1977 where they operated a farm for the next thirty years, then in 2008 relocating back to South Dayton to be near family. In earlier years she was a professional welder.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Robert Hess of South Day-ton, whom she married October 30, 1948 in West Seneca, NY; her son, Rodney Hess of Hillsboro, TN; three daughters, Sandra (Kenneth) Cross of Forestville, Linda Logan of Cherry Creek, Dayle (David) Barnes of South Dayton, Althea (Terry) Libby of Cherry Creek; her three sisters Alice "Sis" Kuras of Lancaster, NY, Lucile "Pat" Kaltenbach of Conewango Valley, Rosemary Eden of Medina, NY; 11 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Ruth A. Hess
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her two brothers Elmer Seiffert, Robert Seiffert, and her two infant sons.
Visitation will be held at Hills Funeral Chapel, 478 Balcom Corners, Rt. 83, South Dayton on Thursday Nov. 29, 2012 from 2-9 pm.
Funeral services will be held Friday, November 30, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at Hills Funeral Chapel. Lay-Pastor Annette Puleff of South Dayton United Methodist Church will be officiating.
The family suggests memorials to South Dayton Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 88, South Dayton, NY 14138