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, N.Y., owning and operating a dairy farm until they moved to Shelbyville, Tenn. in 1977 where they operated a farm for the next 30 years and lived in the Wheel community, then in 2008 relocating back to South Dayton to be near family. Ruth enjoyed playing bingo, crocheting, car shows, but especially enjoyed being with her family. 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 October 30, 1948 at Fourteen Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, N.Y.; her son, Rodney Hess of Hillsboro, Tenn.; four daughters, Sandra (Kenneth) Cross of Forestville, N.Y., Linda Logan of Cherry Creek, N.Y., Dayle (David) Barnes of South Dayton, N.Y., Althea (Terry) Libby of Cherry Creek, her three sisters Alice "Sis" Kuras of Lancaster, N.Y., Lucile "Pat" Kaltenbach of Conewango Valley, N.Y., Rosemary Eden of Medina, N.Y., 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her two brothers, Elmer Seiffert, Robert Seiffert, and her two infant sons.
Visitation will be held at Hills Funeral Chapel, 478 Balcom Corners, Rt 83, South Dayton, N.Y. on Thursday, November 29, 2012 from 2 - 9 p.m.
Funeral services will be held Friday, November 30, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at Hills Funeral Chapel. Lay-Pastor Annette Puleff of South Dayton United Methodist Church will be officiating.
The family suggests memorials to South Dayton Ambulance Fund, P O Box 88, South Dayton, NY 14138
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