Ruth E. Batchelder

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Ruth E. Batchelder

DOVER - Ruth E. Batchelder, 96, formerly of Rosewood Manor of Gonic and Waldron Towers of Dover died on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at Riverside Rest Home.

She was born on Oct. 3, 1916, in Boston, Mass., the daughter of Almon and Celesta (Towse) Adams.

Ruth retired from Clarostat after 25-plus years. She was a long time member of AARP and Dover Baptist Church.

Ruth is survived by her children, Frank (Maureen) Wentworth of Port Richey, Fla. and Dover; George (Dee) Wentworth of Somersworth; Mark (Sharon) Wentworth of Dover and Faith Wentworth of Goose Creek, S.C.; two sisters, Jean Arkwell of Rollinsford and Winifred Day of Somersworth. She is also survived by 18 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 26 great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

She was predeceased by her parents, her first husband, Frank Wentworth, in 1948, her second husband, Albert Batchelder in 1983, her daughter Carol in 2009, a stepdaughter, Ruth in 1982, two sisters, Barbara and Marjorie and a brother Billy.

Family flowers only, memorial contributions may be made in Ruth's name to Rosewood Manor, 2 Church St., Gonic, N.H. 03839.

Friends and family may call from 10-11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at Wiggin-Purdy-McCooey-Dion Funeral Home, 655 Central Ave., Dover, N.H. A service will be follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Kenneth Monahan, officiating. To sign our online guest book, please go to www.purdyfuneralservice.com.

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