Ruth B. Clark, 92, died Saturday, August 26, 2017 at her home.

Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1 at the Middlesex United Methodist Church. A Memorial Service will follow at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Overackers Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Middlesex Valley Volunteer Ambulance, 817 Rte. 245, Middlesex, N.Y. 14507; the Middlesex United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 116, Middlesex, N.Y. 14507; or the Middlesex Heritage Group, P.O. Box 147, Middlesex, N.Y. 14507.

Ruth was the daughter of the late Maurice and Marjorie Voorhees Bay. She was a 1942 graduate of Middlesex Valley Central School. On July 29, 1944, she married Leigh A. Clark.

Active in her community, Ruth was a member of the Middlesex United Methodist Church and the Rushville “Tuesday Club.”  She was a former Town of Middlesex Historian and a member of the Middlesex Heritage Group, the Yates County Historical Society, the Rushville Historical Society, and the Granger Homestead Society. She was retired from her job in the school cafeteria at Marcus Whitman School.

Ruth is survived by three children, Barbara Dunham, Marcia (Ken) Dailey, and Larry Clark; seven grandchildren, Matthew (Michelle) Dunham, Christopher (Tara) Dunham, Laura (Stephen) Finnan, Kelly (Jeff) Polgar, Jason (Erika) Clark, Adam (Jennifer) Clark, and Benjamin (Kate) Clark; 19 great-grandchildren; her brother, Tom Bay; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Ruth was predeceased by her husband, Leigh A. Clark in 2016; her grandson, Justin Rothe in 1998; her son-in- law, “Ike” Dunham in 2016; and three brothers, Sheldon, Milton, and Kenmore Bay.

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