Ruth  Ellis
CHERRY VALLEY - Ruth Ellis, 87, passed away peacefully on Jan. 22, 2020.
She was born to the late Phillip and Ruth (Nee DeYoung) Meyer on Aug. 26, 1932, in Paterson, New Jersey.
She married the love of her life, Maurice Ellis, on July 11, 1953.
In 1973, they moved to Cherry Valley, where she worked as a certified nursing assistant at The Meadows until retirement.
Maurice, her loving husband of 43 years, predeceased her in 1995.
Ruth is survived by her five children, "Maurice" David, Roger Kim, Barry Keith, Karen Ruth "Hogan" and Kenneth Wayne; two sisters, Evelyn DiGiaimo and Frances Radino; two brothers, Phillip and Dale Meyer; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
She loved to sew and make her own curtains and clothing. She also loved caring for and helping people.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until noon, Monday, Jan. 27, followed by services at noon at Ottman Funeral Home, 22 Church St., Cherry Valley. The Rev. Ron Fralick will officiate.
A spring burial will be announced.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ruth's name to Bassett Cancer Institute, 1 Atwell Road, Cooperstown, NY 13326.
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Published on January 25, 2020


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Peggy Lewis
Jan 26, 2020
Will always remember her wonderful family dinners and how she enjoyed preparing meals for all. May she rest in peace. Prayers and thoughts with her family.