SOUTH DAYTON - Ruth A. Hess, 83, died Sun-day, Nov. 25, 2012, after a brief illness in the TLC Lakeshore Health Care Center in Irving, N.Y., with her family at her side.
She was born July 30, 1929, in Lancaster, N.Y., 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, Tenn., in 1977, where they operated a farm for the next 30 years, then in 2008 relo-cating back to South Dayton, to be near family.
Ruth enjoyed playing bingo, crocheting, car shows, but especially en-joyed being with her fami-ly. In earlier years she was a professional welder.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Robert Hess of South Dayton, whom she married Oct. 30, 1948, at Fourteen Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, N.Y.; her son, Rodney Hess of Hillsboro, Tenn.; four daughters: San-dra (Kenneth) Cross of Forestville, Linda Logan of Cherry Creek, Dayle (Da-vid) Barnes of South Day-ton, and Althea (Terry) Libby of Cherry Creek; her three sisters: Alice "Sis" Kuras of Lancaster, N.Y., Lucile "Pat" Kaltenbach of Cone- wango Valley, and Rosemary Eden of Medina, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers: Elmer Seif-fert, Robert Seiffert; and two infant sons.
Visitation will be held at Hills Funeral Chapel 478 Balcom Corners, Route 83, South Dayton, on Thursday Nov 29, 2012, from 2-9 p.m.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Hills Funeral Chapel. Lay Pastor Annette Puleff of South Dayton Un-ited Methodist Church, will be officiating.
The family suggests memorials to South Dayton Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 88, South Dayton, NY 14138.