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Ruth Burns

1922 - 2014 HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. Ruth Josephine Laut Burns, 92, died peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 at the Schuyler Ridge Nursing Facility in Clifton Park, N.Y. Ruth was born in Albany, N.Y. on Feb. 5, 1922 and was the loving daughter of the late George and Josephine Laut. Ruth was a graduate of Albany High School and Syracuse University, where she received her Bachelor's degree in Public Health Nursing. Ruth worked as a Registered Nurse at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Albany, upon its opening, and was later employed by Rensselaer County as a Public Health Nurse serving Hoosick Falls and the surrounding communities for over thirty five years. Ruth resided in Hoosick Falls, N.Y. where she and her late husband raised their two children and she was later a resident of Clifton Park and Coburg Village in Rexford, N.Y. After the death of her husband in 1970, Ruth devoted her life to the raising of her children and later her grandchildren. She enjoyed traveling, reading, and knitting. She was an active member of Shenendehowa United Methodist Church, serving as President of the Susannah Wesley Circle and a member of Over the Speed Limit. She was involved with her local Garden Club and chairman of their Herb Committee. She was also a member of the Clifton Park Study Club. Ruth was the wife of the late William E. Burns, mother of Jonathan S. Burns (Sue) of Hoosick Falls, N.Y., and Judith L. LaVardera (Frank) of Clifton Park, N.Y. She was also the grandmother of Stephanie LaVardera, Jonathan W. Burns, Jennifer LaVardera, Jeremy Burns, and Bradley Burns. In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Burns was predeceased by her brothers: George Laut Jr., Walter C. Laut, and Robert A. Laut. FUNERAL NOTICE: There will be no calling hours, and the burial will be private. There will be a memorial service at the Shenendehowa United Methodist Church on Monday, Sept. 15 at 11 a.m. Arrangements are under the care of the MAHAR FUNERAL HOME in Hoosick Falls. Mrs. Burns asked that anyone wishing to could send a donation, in her memory, to the .
Published in Bennington Banner on Sept. 11, 2014
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