Ruth Senseney Stratton

BEDFORD – Ruth Senseney Stratton, 59, went to her eternal home surrounded by her loving family, on July 31, 2015, af­ter a sudden illness.

She was born in Buffalo, NY on September 29, 1955, a daugh­ter of Morton and Jane (Nichols) Senseney. Ruth at­tended Houghton College in NY, and graduated from the University of Rochester earn­ing her degree as a Registered Nurse. She worked in pediatrics and as a visiting nurse. Ruth was joined in mar­riage with the love of her life, James E. Stratton on August 12, 1978. Most re­cently Ruth worked with children in the Bedford school system.

Ruth deeply loved her Christian faith, her fam­ily, and had a gift for cel­ebrating life’s joys, great and small. Her faith guid­ed her life and created a legacy for others to fol­low. Her passion and care for others will be deeply missed.

Ruth is survived by her loving husband of 37 years, Jim; three daugh­ters, Amanda Stratton Kirk and husband An­drew, Rebecca Draper and husband Daniel, and Emily Schilling and hus­band Brian; four grand­children, Eliza, Jane, Viv­ian and Nathaniel-due in September; her father, Morton; her mother-in-law, Barbara Stratton; four siblings, Su­san Loreng, Paul Senseney, Col. Mi­chael Senseney, and Thomas Senseney; and nu­merous nieces and nephews.

Services: Calling hours will be held from 4 to 8 pm on Thursday, August 6, 2015, at Goodwin Funeral Home and Cremation Ser­vices, 607 Chestnut Street, Manchester. The funeral service will begin at 11 am on Friday, August 7, 2015, at Bethany Covenant Church, One Covenant Way, Route 101, Bedford, NH. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the New Life Home for Women and Children, P.O. Box 148, Manchester, NH, 03105, or Samaritan’s Purse at www.samaritans

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