Ruth D. O’Brien

Ashville-Ruth D. O’Brien, 93, formerly of Ashville, died Thursday, July 4, 2013 at Heritage Green, Ellery.

Born June 10, 1920 in Dunkirk the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Bates Nieder. She attended grade school in Fredonia and was a 1937 graduate of Celoron High School. She was raised by Len and Mary Powers during her high school years. During WW II she was employed at Marlin Rockwell in the inspection department. Ruth spent the rest of her life as a full-time home maker who loved spending time with her family.

She was a past member of the Jamestown Free Methodist Church and was a kindergarten and 1st grade Sunday School Teacher and care giver in the nursery. She is currently a member of the Gerry Free Methodist Church.

Ruth enjoyed relaxing with her coffee, white birch trees, cross word puzzles and reading her bible.

Wife of 68 years to Danny O’Brien, whom she mar-ried July 27, 1945; mother of Danny (Jan) O’Brien of Scottville, MI, Gary (Gretta) O’Brien of Hanover, PA, Bonnie (Charles) Cobb of Huntington, WV, Tom (Diane) O’Brien of Traverse City, MI and David (Diane) O’Brien of Ashville; grandmother of 16; great-grandmother of 22 including the late Gage Cole; sister of William (Donna) Nieder of Jamestown, Peter (Joanne) Yeager of Elmira and the late Marie Cross, Fran Marsh Brown, Donald, Gordon, Paul and Charles Nieder. Also survived by nieces and nephews.

Funeral service 11 a.m. Monday in the Gerry Free Methodist Church, Church St., Gerry. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Sunday in Jordan Funeral Home, Sinclairville and one hour prior to the service at church. Burial in Maple Grove Cemetery, North Harmony.

Memorials to the Gerry Free Methodist Church.