1934 Ruby 2020

Ruby C. Bassett

March 19, 1934 — June 12, 2020

Ruby C. Bassett, 86 of East Main St., Smyrna, NY, passed away on Friday, June 12, 2020 at Norwich Rehabilitation & Nursing Center.
She was born March 19, 1934 in German Hollow a daughter of the late Grant and Grace Whitmore Whaley and was a graduate of Sherburne High School. August 16, 1952 in Norwich she united in marriage to Robert E. Bassett. He predeceased her on June 18, 2009. Ruby was a homemaker and a devoted farmer's wife. She also worked for Champion Co., Norwich for over 35 years until her retirement. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting and at one time had her own sewing shop in her home. Ruby taught sewing lessons to the 4H Club in the Smyrna area. She also enjoyed reading, especially romance novels.
Surviving are her children, Robert “Skip” and Elizabeth Bassett of Smyrna, Lynne Schaffer of Norwich, Mary and Clayton Guinn of Sherburne, John Bassett of Reidsville, NC, a sister Leila Brooks of Norwich, a brother and sister-in-law Grant and Bonita Whaley of German Hollow, 13 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, cousins and in laws. She was predeceased by her sisters, Helen Curns, Maxine Brooks and her brothers, Herbert, Howard, Gerald, and Allie Whaley and a daughter in law, Beth Bassett.
Graveside services will be held Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at the Willcox Cemetery, Earlville (Town of Smyrna).
Friends are invited and may call Wednesday, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 10 S. Main St., Sherburne, NY.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Willcox Cemetery Association, c/o Gail Seymour, 18 School St., Sherburne, NY 13460
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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

6:00 - 8:00pm

Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Homes, Inc., Sherburne

10 South Main St., SHERBURNE, NY 13460

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