Ruth F. Bush
1916-2013 HANCOCK Ruth F. Russell Bush, 97 of Hancock Road died on Wednesday morning, July 24th at Williamstown Commons.
Born May 6, 1916 in Heartwillville, Vt., she was the daughter of the late Albert and Alice Fear Russell. She was the loving wife of the late Francis R. Bush who died on August 30, 1981. They were married in 1935. She was a member of the Hancock Baptist Church.
Educated in Readsboro schools, Mrs. Bush and her family moved to Hancock in 1952. She worked at Cornish Wire, Sprague's Electric and Brightwater Paper before doing domestic work for many families in the area. She was a news reporter
for the Town of Hancock and a member of the Willing Workers of Hancock along with the Hancock Fire Auxiliary. Ruth bowled at Lar-A-Bowl in New Lebanon. She enjoyed genealogy, knitting, sewing and crocheting. She traveled extensively to such areas as Alaska, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales along with taking several cruises to Hawaii, Bermuda and Maine.
Survivors include her two children Francis R. (Marlene A.) Bush Jr. of North Adams, Sandra R. (Sherm) Derby of Hancock, 7 grandchildren, nine great-grand children, 10 great-great grandchildren along with many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
She was predeceased by siblings Benjamin Russell, Kathleen Lewis and Earl Russell.
FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will be held on Saturday July 27th at 11 AM in the Hancock Baptist Church where Rev. Sigmund Sadzinski will officiate. Burial will follow in Hancock Cemetery.
Relatives and friends are invited to the Hall & Higgins Funeral Home, 457 NY 43, Stephentown on Friday July 26th from 5 to 7 PM for visitation.
To remember Ruth in a special way, memorial contributions to the
in Ruth's memory would be appreciated.
This obituary was originally published in the North Adams Transcript.