L. Ruth Brethen

April 7, 1926 - November 22, 2016

Age 90, a resident of the East Side Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Warsaw, died November 22, 2016 at the nursing facility following a lengthy illness.

She was born April 7, 1926 in Hume, NY daughter of the late Henry and Elizabeth Hockelsberger Hoch. Ruth was a graduate of Castile High School and she attended the Manpower School in Rochester. She worked in the medical records department at the Wyoming County Community Hospital and then for many years as an executive secretary at Morton Salt Company in Silver Springs prior to her retirement in 1988. She was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Ruth was an accomplished seamstress who created beautiful wedding gowns. She also used her artistic talents to create many wedding cakes.

She was predeceased by her husband, Donald Brethen who died August 2, 2012.

Surviving are her children, Kathleen Bannister of Gainesville, Kay (Tom) Sheehan of Warsaw, Thomas Beardsley of Portageville, Carol Marshall of Medina; grandchildren, Lance (Gidget) Bannister, Christopher (Jennifer) Bannister, Erin (George) Keane, Seth (Kady) Sheehan, Kristin Marshall, Ryan Marshall; great grandchildren, Quinn, Colin, Preston, Reagan, Nolan, Owen Beck; her siblings, Frederick Hoch of Castile, Manfred Hoch of Racine, WI; several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Richard Hoch and Emil Hoch.

There are no calling hours. A celebration of Ruth’s life will be held at a date to be announced in the spring of 2017. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Silver Springs. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2805 Wehrle Dr., Williamsville, NY 14221.

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Nov 29.16 from kathy ackerman:
i saw in pennysaver about ruths passing. ember had been home for visit. when she saw the picture she said thats my ruth lady from east side. she loved your mom, she said if she held hands with her then Ruths panic attacks would go away.she was a vert talented lady.

Nov 27.16 from Paul and Vivian Dailida:
Our deepest and sincere sympathy and love.