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 purse.org.
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