GLEN PARK, NY — Ethel E. Ruttan, 89, formerly of Glen Park, passed away Jan. 5, 2021, at Samaritan Summit Village where she had been a resident.
Born Oct. 11, 1931, in Carthage, the daughter of Everett and Alsa Hamilton Durham, she attended Carthage Central High School.
She married Ralph S. Ruttan in Natural Bridge.
Ethel worked at Loblaw’s in Watertown as a meat wrapper for several years. Her husband was a custodian at Upstate Medical Center for many years. He passed away on Feb. 19, 2020.
Among her survivors are her brother and sister in law, Ervin and Mary Durham, of Chester, VA, a sister and brother in law, Ruth and Harvey Burnham, of Watertown, two sisters in law, Alice Durham, of Fulton and Mae Durham, of Hastings and many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents and husband she is predeceased by two brothers, Merlin and Lyle Durham.
A graveside service will be held in the spring at Brownville Cemetery, Brownville at a date and time to be announced. There will be no calling hours at her request.
Arrangements are with Johnson Funeral Home, Dexter.
Online condolences may be made at www.dexterfuneralhome.com