NEW BERLIN — Ruth Corrine Eccleston, 92, of New Berlin, and formerly of Morris, died Saturday, June 2, 2001, at the Valley View Manor Nursing Home in Norwich.
She was born in Morris on Dec. 15, 1908, the daughter of Jonathan and Mary (Gardner) Turner.
She married Kenneth Eccleston on April 29, 1927, in Atlantic City, N.J. He died Feb. 10, 1999.
She had been employed by the H.W. Naylor Co. in Morris for more than 22 years.
She and her husband had resided in New Berlin, since 1985, and before that they were lifelong Morris residents.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Morris.
She was well-known for her knitting of mittens and then giving them to all the children in the area and also her pride in feeding and helping people in need.
Ruth is survived by her son, Carl Eccleston and his wife, Bernice, of New Berlin; two granddaughters, Carlette Brownell and her husband, Larry, of Amsterdam and Shari Eccleston of Wisconsin; three stepgranddaughters, Ann Downey and her husband, Dennis, of Norwich, Alice Church of Sherburne and Patricia James of New Berlin; one stepgrandson, David James of Morris; three nephews, Paul Knickerbocker and his wife, Helen, of Pittsfield, Milton Knickerbocker and his wife, Dorthia, of Morris and Charles Turner and his wife, Florence, of South Edmeston; along with 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Three sisters, Clara Carpenter, Emma Stebbins and Louise Knickerbocker; and two brothers, Fred and Harry Turner; predeceased her.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 6, 2001, at 11 a.m. at the Johnston Funeral Home in Morris, with the Rev. Joseph Fiske officiating. Burial will be in the Hillington Cemetery in Morris. Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Those who wish may donate to the United Methodist Church of Morris or the Morris or New Berlin Emergency Squads in her memory.
Funeral arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris.
Published in The Daily Star on June 4, 2001.
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