OLEAN - Muriel G. Ruggles, of 269 Hamilton Ave., Olean, passed away Wednesday (June 11, 2014) at Absolut Care of Salamanca after a long illness.
Born Oct. 17, 1922, in Olean, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Annabelle Sullivan Golden. On May 29, 1948, in Olean, she married Joseph F. Ruggles, who passed away April 21, 2003.
Muriel was a graduate of the Olean High School Class of 1940. She was secretary at New York Telephone Company until her retirement and was a member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. She enjoyed crocheting and knitting, and was an avid golfer.
Surviving are a son, Joseph V. (Laurie) Ruggles of Portville; her grandchildren, Mark (Jennifer) Ruggles of Olean, Matthew (Emily) Ruggles of Olean, Kevin Ruggles of Georgia, Kristen (Jordan) Strauss of Olean, Drury Dupre, Joshua Dupre, Ryan Dupre, Adam (Emily) Sullivan and Jerome Sullivan; many great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a sister-in-law, Glenda Golden of Olean.
She was predeceased by her husband and a brother, Dr. John Golden.
There will be no visitation. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. The Rev. Al Batt of Southside Union Chapel will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Olean.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorial donations may be made to the Southside Union Chapel, 647 S. Union St., Olean. Arrangements are under the direction of the Guenther Funeral Home, Olean.