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Ruth Butterfield

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SHUSHAN, N.Y. -- Ruth Butterfield, 87, of Shushan, passed away Friday, Dec. 28, 2007, at the Bennington Health and Rehabilitation Center in Bennington.

She was born July 2, 1920, in Walker County, Ga., the daughter of the late Frank V. and Clemmie Boone Hibben. She graduated from Chattanooga High School in Tennessee and graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s of science degree.

Ruth worked for the Standard Packaging Corp. in Greenwich from 1958 to 1973 and retired as a court assistant for Saratoga County Family Court. Ruth was a member of the Shushan United Presbyterian Church, a member of the Ham Radio Club of Saratoga Springs and Glens Falls, a member of the Salem Area Senior Citizens, a member of the Shushan Covered Bridge Society and a Weathernet volunteer. Ruth was predeceased by her first husband, Samuel Hammond in 1990.

Ruth is survived by her husband, George Butterfield; her step-children, Helen Engel and her husband Ron of Oswego, N.Y., Barbara Henry and her husband Roger of Parry Sound, Ontario and John Butterfield and his wife Lois of Deltona, Fla. She is also survived by seven step-grandchildren and 14 step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held in the spring at the Shushan United Presbyterian Church in Shushan, notice of time will be announced. Interment will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Schuylerville.

For Ruth’s online guestbook, visit www.mcclellanfuneralservice.com

Funeral arrangements are being handled by the McClellan Funeral Service, 19 East Broadway, Salem, NY. 854-3555.
Published in Bennington Banner on Jan. 3, 2008
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