LUCE, Ruth Della (Groner)
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Age 91 of Elmira Heights, NY. She was born February 10, 1921 in Waverly, NY, the last surviving of 9 children of the late Floyd and Vernie (VanAmburg) Groner and passed away Friday, November 16, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was predeceased by her husband Harold Luce, Sr. in 1977 and her siblings Henry, Marion, Evelyn, Stanley, Norman, Arthur, Robert and Jessie; stepsons Harold Jr. and Erwin Luce. Ruth is survived by her children Joan (Richard) Maset of Houston, TX, and Ron Luce (Steve Caccavo) of Elmira; granddaughters Kelly Ann Maset and Rebecca Ruth Maset both of Houston, TX, along with numerous step grandchildren, step great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mrs. Luce retired from the Elmira Heights School District where she was a 4th grade teacher, working at Lenox Ave. School and then Cohen Elementary School. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Elmira for over 50 years, a member and former officer of Delta Kappa Gamma; a founding member of the Widow and Widowers Support Group; was active in AARP and volunteered at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center and Clemens Center. She actively supported the American Red Cross where she received awards for the many gallons of blood donated and gave 4996 hours of volunteer time. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, November 23rd from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm and on Saturday, November 24th from 11 am to 1 pm. Her funeral service will be held at 1 pm. Committal services and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Those wishing may express their sympathy with memorials in her name to Food Bank of the Southern Tier, 398 Upper Oakwood Ave., Elmira, NY 14903-1129 or to Delta Kappa Gamma, 3 Meadow Drive, Big Flats, NY 14814.
Published in Star-Gazette from Nov. 18 to Nov. 23, 2012