OLEAN - Ruth M. DeRock, formerly of 124 W. Main St., Cuba, and 102 W. Spring St. Olean, passed away Monday (March 24, 2014), at The Pines Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center following a lengthy illness.
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Ruth was born April 2, 1927, in Franklinville, and was a daughter of Charles W. and Tessie Deveraux Chapman. On June 25, 1954, in Oramel, she married her husband of 38 years, William J. "Jack" DeRock, who predeceased her Aug. 29, 1992.
Ruth worked at ACME for more than 20 years, retiring in 1984.
She was a former member of the Cuba United Methodist Church.
Upon their retirement, Ruth and her husband moved to Plano, Texas. They moved back to the Olean area, first to Aspen Tower and then to West Spring Street.
Ruth enjoyed gardening, raising birds and making jewelry.
Ruth is survived by three children, Charles W. "Skip" (Jackie) DeRock of Black Creek, Mrs. Deborah J. (Kevin) Forness of Olean and William James (Bobbi) DeRock III of Albuquerque, N.M.; 11 grandchildren, Nathan, Tammy, Terry, Kristy, Jason, Ricky, Jenny, Justin, Cody, Teegan and Ann; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Abby (Lee) Cleveland of Yorkshire; and many nieces and nephews.
Along with her loving husband, Ruth was predeceased by a sister, Nellie Rogers; and four brothers, Alfred, Wayne, Raymond and Ronald Chapman.
At her request, there will be no visitation or funeral services. Burial will be in the Cuba Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home Inc., 646 E. State St., Olean, NY 14760.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a
. Online condolences may be made at www.LetroMcIntoshSpinkFuneralHome.com.
Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home Inc
646 E State St Olean, NY 14760
Published in The Olean Times Herald on Mar. 27, 2014