Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Robert D. Gray, whom she married July 4, 1969, in Middlefield. Bob died Jan. 27, 1974. She was also predeceased by one son, Theodore R. "Stubby" Carson, who died June 8, 1989; one daughter-in-law, Florence Carson, who died Dec. 27, 2009; and one brother, Ellis H. Allen, who also died in 1989.
With respect for Ruth's wishes, calling hours will be private.
Later this spring, a graveside service will be offered in Hartwick Seminary Cemetery.
Thanks and appreciation is extended to the entire staff at Otsego Manor for the wonderful care provided to Ruth during her residency; this kindness is truly appreciated by her family.
For those who wish to honor Ruth's memory with a memorial donation, please consider the following organizations: The Muscular Dystrophy Association, P.O. Box 78960, Phoenix, AZ, 85062; The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, P.O. Box 4527, New York, NY, 10163; and The American Cancer Society, 13 Beech St., Johnson City, NY 13790.
Arrangements are under the guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.