JAMESTOWN, N.Y. - Elverna J. "Ellie" Ruggles, 90, of 715 Falconer St., formerly of 9 Crane St., Jamestown, passed away at 5:30 p.m. Friday (Dec. 6, 2013) in the Lutheran Home and Rehabilitation Center.
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She was born June 22, 1923, in Sinclairville, a daughter of the late Lucas J. and Lucia M. Mellor Curtis.
Ellie had lived in several places over the years and had worked as a nurse's aide for the Moorestown Nursing Home in Moorestown, N.J. and also for the Sena-Kean nursing home in Smethport, Pa.
In previous years, she was a member of the Free Methodist Church of Jamestown and its 50 Plus group. She was also a member of the Cassadaga Over the Hill Gang and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP).
Surviving are a daughter, Carol L. Moyer of Jamestown; a son, George E. Ruggles of Gifford, Pa.; three grandchildren, Cheryl (Timothy) Linnan of Smethport, Cathy Lee (David) Morgan of Smethport and Benjamin G. Ruggles of Derrick City, Pa.; and a sister, Anne M. Lepley of Jamestown.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. John P. "Jack" Ruggles Jr., whom she married Dec. 28, 1946 and who died Aug. 27, 2011; two brothers, Lucia E. Curtis and James M. Curtis; and three sisters, Shirley Jean Curtis, Vivian W. Schmidt and Betty M. Suber.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Fluvanna Community Church with the Rev. Dayle F. Keefer, pastor, officiating. Inurnment will be in Lake View Cemetery. Friends will be received for one hour prior to the service in the church.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Lind Funeral Home Inc. in Jamestown.
Memorials may be made to the Fluvanna Community Church, 3363 Fluvanna Ave. Ext., Jamestown, N.Y. 14701; or the Free Methodist Church of Jamestown, 515 East Seventh St., Jamestown, N.Y. 14701.
You may light a candle in remembrance of "Ellie" at www.lindfuneralhome.com
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Published in The Bradford Era from Dec. 9 to Dec. 16, 2013