Ruth A. Johnson, 80, formerly of 145 Chandler St., Jamestown, N.Y., and Bemus Point, N.Y., passed away at 2:25 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 17, 2013) in the Lutheran Home and Rehabilitation Center.
An area resident for most of her life she was born Oct. 28, 1932, in Sugar Grove, Pa., a daughter of the late Aleson and Mary Strangeway Phillips.
Growing up in Sugar Grove, Pa., she was a 1950 graduate of Sugar Grove High School.
In earlier years she was a waitress for several area restaurants including The Fountain Bowl, Ramsey's Restaurant and Davidson's Restaurant.
Surviving are two sons; Jeffrey A. (Beverly) Johnson of Jamestown and Dennis S. (Marisa) Johnson of Mulberry, Fla.; three grandchildren: Charlotte (Charlie Stroth) Anderson and Aleena (Jason) Cuoco, both of Jamestown, and Kaila (Tony) Kitchens of Florida; and five great-grandchildren: Ryan Anderson, Dylan Anderson, Gavin Cuoco, Summer Kitchens and Lexy Kitchens.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a son, Robert Kraig Johnson; three sisters: Ina Laird, Betty Lake and Jane Devereaux; and two brothers: Lincoln Phillips and Donald Phillips.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Lind Funeral Home. The Rev. Daniel S. Rumfelt, chaplain of the Lutheran Home and Rehabilitation Center, will officiate. Burial will be in the Turnpike Cemetery, Sugar Grove, Pa.
Friends will be received for one hour prior to the service on Friday in the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Chautauqua County Humane Society, 2825 Strunk Road, Jamestown, NY 14701.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Ruth at www.lindfuneralhome.com.