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The Telegram
  • Ruth L. Bennett

  • Ruth L. Bennett, age 94, longtime resident of the Ilion Gorge, and the last member of her generation in her family, died on Wednesday, Nov.14, 2012, at the Masonic Care Community in Utica.

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  • Ruth L. Bennett, age 94, longtime resident of the Ilion Gorge, and the last member of her generation in her family, died on Wednesday, Nov.14, 2012, at the Masonic Care Community in Utica.
    Ruth was born on Jan. 11, 1918, in Frankfort, to Anson and Leola Lindsay. She grew up in the family home on Cemetery Street, graduated from Frankfort High School, and then completed nursing school at Caledonia Hospital in Brooklyn. She returned to her parents’ home and worked as a nurse in the Ilion Hospital. In 1947, she married Roy Bennett, who had come to this country from Newfoundland, and joined him on his dairy farm in the Ilion Gorge, where they remained for the duration of their lives. The nursing profession was a calling for her, and she continued working at the Ilion Hospital until her retirement, also providing care for a number of family members and friends as needs arose. She was one of the oldest living members of the Oak Ridge Free Methodist Church and was known for her strong faith, her caring friendship, her warm hospitality and her superior cooking.
    Ruth is survived by her sons, Bruce Bennett and his wife, Jeanne, who live on the family farm, and Thomas Bennett and his wife, Renee, of Manlius. Also surviving are two grandsons, Ethan and Jeremy Bennett; and a number of nieces and nephews, Paul Lindsay, Karen Lindsay Smith, Sidney Putnam, Barbara Maslyn, Beverly Forbes, Darwin Putnam, Donald Putnam, Eleanor Vardy, Jean Kay, Don Guy, Frank Guy and Jim Sanborn. In addition, there are two more generations of younger family members who knew and loved her, and dear friends of many years’ duration, such as Virginia Palante, Ethel and Stan Lupinski, the Ticker and Martha Twichell family, Hazel Harvey, and the many treasured members of her church family.
    In addition to her parents, aunts, uncles, and cousins, she was predeceased by her husband, Roy Bennett; her siblings, Mildred Putnam, Harold Lindsay and Grace Reese Putnam; and her dear nephew, James David Putnam.
    As per Ruth’s wishes, Rev. Chris Schumske presided at her burial on Nov. 16 at Crown Hill Memorial Park with immediate family present. A celebration of her life will be held on Jan. 12, 2013, at 1 p.m. at the Oak Ridge Free Methodist Church, 838 W. German St., Herkimer, NY 13350, with the Rev. G. Robert Wells and the Rev. Richard Leonard officiating. Those wishing to honor her memory may make donations to Oak Ridge Free Methodist Church.
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