Ruth  Valentine


MORRIS - Agnes Ruth Valentine, 80, of Morris, was called home on April 29, 2019, at her home, surrounded by her loving, family.
Ruth was born the daughter of Marie (Sorensen) Hansen and Emil O. Hansen who were both born in Denmark.
Ruth grew up in Brooklyn, an area along the Hudson River, which flows to the Verrazano Bridge, known as Bay Ridge. She attended PS 102 in Brooklyn and graduated eighth grade to then attend high school at Fort Hamilton (which can be seen from the bridge) for two years. Ruth then moved to New Lisbon and graduated from Morris Central School in 1956.
On Oct. 21, 1956, Ruth married Gene L. Valentine at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Laurens.
Ruth worked for 20 years at H.W. Naylor Co. before retiring.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church, of Morris.
She is survived by her husband, Gene, of 62 years; daughters, Suzanne (Chris) Tabone, Charlene (Robert) Wells, Jeanne Valentine (John Janssen), Jennifer Valentine and Christine Valentine (Brian King); sisters, Emily (Martin) Cullen Jr. and Trudi (Robert) Nagiewicz; sister-in-law, Frances Hansen; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Ruth was predeceased by her parents; brother, Phillip John Hansen; and sister, Ella Sorensen.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, May 30, at the First Baptist Church of Morris.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Ruth's name to First Baptist Church of Morris, P.O. Box 96, Morris, NY 13808, Morris EMS, P.O. Box 452, Morris, NY 13808, or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.
Online condolences may be made to the family at Arrangements have been entrusted to the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris.
Published on May 5, 2019
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Lise (Hughes)Baird
May 08, 2019
So so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts.