Obituary of Ruth Marie Pierce
Ruth valued education as an essential foundation of life. She was a dedicated elementary school teacher for Jamesville-Dewitt until her retirement at age 70, and touched hundreds of young lives during her career.
Ruth’s talents and hobbies are too numerous to list, but include home construction, gardening, reading, and baking. All who knew her will remember her delicious rolls and jam. She loved animals, rescued many, and always made sure her bird feeders were full.
Ruth supported many charities, especially during the holidays, stating she could not enjoy a festive meal knowing others were hungry. All were welcome at her table.
Family was the center of Ruth’s life. She is survived by 5 loving children, Mark (Carol), Joan (Patrick Capp), Karen (Jim) Bliss, Cindy Watkins, and Dave (Becky), 10 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, a sister Helen Shute and a brother Richard L Warner. Her loss is painful, but her strength and spirit lives on in each of us.
Special thanks to Esther Klaiber, Lou Anne Black, and Dave VanDeusen.
Calling hours will be at Columbian Presbyterian Church in Lafayette, with service immediately following.
Contributions in Ruth’s memory can be made to CNYSPCA and Food Bank of Central NY.
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