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April 17, 2013

Ruth M. Shaver

Ruth M. Shaver

Sept. 13, 1923-April 13, 2013

WALTON — Ruth M. Shaver, 89, passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2013, in Walton, following a short illness.

Ruth was born in Delhi on Sept. 13, 1923, the daughter of the late Harold and Florence (Esther) Latham Moody.

She married John F. Shaver on Nov. 3, 1945, at the Mundale Church. John died on July 21, 2008.

Ruth lived most of her life in Walton. She graduated from Delhi Central School.

Ruth went to work for Scintilla, now known as Amphenol, in 1952 until 1982. After retirement Ruth and her husband, John enjoyed traveling and for several years spent winters in Florida.

They were also active members of a local square dance club.

Ruth was a charter member of the Walton Firemen’s Ladies Auxiliary.

During her retirement Ruth made quilts for several members of the family. One of her quilts has been around the world with a grandson while he was in the military.

Ruth is survived by her children, Margaret “Peg” Budine of Franklin, Joan (Joe) Frazier of Big Sandy, Tenn., John H. (Elizabeth) Shaver of Unadilla; her nine grandchildren, Ronald, Robin, James Jr., Todd, Vance, Ty Budine, Tina, Christopher and Jessica Shaver; her 13 great-grandchildren; her sister-in-law, Sandra Moody of Delhi; her companion, Bruce Hoyt; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her husband, John F. Shaver; her granddaughter, Renee Budine; her brother, Elden Moody; and several brothers and sisters-in-law.

Friends and relatives are invited to call from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2013, with the family in attendance at the United Presbyterian Church, 58 East St., Walton, where services will be at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Lisa Ruth Mays and the Rev. Marena Vittorio, officiating. Burial will follow in Walton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to a church of one’s choice or the Walton Emergency Squad, 61 West St., Walton, NY 13856.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Courtney Funeral Home, 25 Townsend St., Walton.

Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting

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