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Ruth Pebbles Stearns

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HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- Ruth (Pebbles) Stearns, 93, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2004 at the Hoosick Falls Health Center. She was the wife of the late Varnum Stearns who died in 1999. They formerly resided on the Breese Hollow Road.

She was born Jan. 23, 1911 in Troy, daughter of the late John and Lillian (Burdick) Peebles. Ruth attended schools in Troy and in her earlier years worked at the Albia Box and Paper Company in Troy. She enjoyed her home, family and especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include a daughter Mary Stearns of Hoosick; three sons, John Stearns and his wife Janet, William Stearns and his wife Beverly, all of Hoosick, and Charles Stearns and his wife Nancy of North Petersburgh; also, survived by four grandchildren Connie Hoag, Doug Stearns, Crystal Freitas, Steven Stearns and three great grandchildren Kenny and Danny Hoag and Shelby Stearns.

Funeral services will be Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004 at 11 a.m. from the Mahar Funeral Home, 43 Main St. in Hoosick Falls. Burial will follow the service at Evergreen Cemetery in Arlington, Vt.

Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to either the Hoosick Falls Health Center or the Town of Hoosick Rescue Squad through the funeral home.
Published in Bennington Banner on Feb. 6, 2004
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