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Ruth A. Woffenden

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Ruth A. Woffenden 1921 - 2009 WHITE CREEK, NY Mrs. Ruth A. Woffenden, 87, a resident of McCart Road, died unexpectedly Saturday, April 18, 2009 at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center. Born in Wilmington on June 12, 1921, daughter of Howard J. and Mabel Whitney Taylor. She grew up on the family farm in Wilmington and was a graduate of Wilmington High School. She married Paul Woffenden in Whitingham on Nov. 23, 1944, he died in 1991. The family moved to White Creek in 1965 where they established the Maple Grove Farm, Mrs. Woffenden assisted her husband in the operation of the farm and raised their five children there, the farm is now operated by her children. In earlier years she had resided in Jacksonville and had been a Lister for the Town of Searsburg. She enjoyed the company of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She leaves her sons, Samuel and Ernest Woffenden both of White Creek, daughters, Louise Atherton of Wilmington, Polly Niles and Mary Woffenden both of White Creek, sister, Edith and husband ,Harry Morse of Vernon, aunt Beatrice Ward of Vernon, nine grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a brother and sister-in-law Henry and Marie Taylor and sister and brother-in-law Mary and Vernon White. FUNERAL NOTICE: Services will be held on Wednesday April 22, at 2 p.m. at the HANSON-WALBRIDGE FUNERAL HOME in Bennington, friends may call at the funeral home from noon until 2 p.m. Burial will follow in the Riverview Cemetery in Wilmington. Should friends desire memorial gifts in her memory may be made to the Cambridge Valley Rescue Squad in care of the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, 213 West Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201. To send personal e-mail condolences to the family please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.
Published in Bennington Banner from Apr. 20 to Apr. 21, 2009
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