Ruth Boardman

Obituary of Ruth Elaine Boardman

Ruth Elaine (VanHorn) Boardman, 88, went home to be in the presence of her Heavenly Father and reunited with her husband, Bruce who passed away two months ago. They displayed their love and commitment to one another for 66 years. She was raised in Sinclairville, NY, along with her three sisters. Her father was beekeeper with over 700 hives, transporting them in the fall from NY to Florida and back in the Spring. She was a 1949 graduate of Cassadaga School, at the age of 16, having split her time between school in NY and Florida. She graduated WCA School of Nursing in 1953. She worked in Buffalo General Hospital, Lutheran Social Services, WCA Hospital as a staff nurse in the nursery, and for a short time for the Post Journal. She was a active in her church teaching Junior High girls Sunday School, helping in the nursery and designing the church kitchen. She also taught Bible study at Jamestown Community College. Ruth is survived by two sisters, Mary (Dale) Griffith of Jamestown and Joyce (David) Burgeson of Florida; three sons: Randy (Becky) of Maryland, Todd (Gail) of Jamestown, Chris (Andrea) of Collegeville, PA; 10 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 5-week-old daughter, Pamela; 54-year-old son Greg; sister Doris Swanson; and parents Walter and Marion VanHorn. Friends will be received at the Falconer Funeral Home from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 24th with a service for family and relatives at 1 p.m. Memorials may be donated to a charity of one’s choice.
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Saturday
24
April

Vistation

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Saturday, April 24, 2021
Falconer Funeral Home, Inc., Falconer, NY
44 West Falconer St.
Falconer, New York, United States
Saturday
24
April

Funeral Service

1:00 pm
Saturday, April 24, 2021
Falconer Funeral Home, Inc., Falconer, NY
44 West Falconer St.
Falconer, New York, United States
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