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Ruby Bassett

Ruby C. Bassett (Whaley)

March 19, 1934 - June 12, 2020
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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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  • Visitation

    June 17, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    June 17, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Homes, Inc., Sherburne
    10 South Main St.
    SHERBURNE, NY 13460
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  • Graveside Service

    June 18, 2020 | 1:00pm
    June 18, 2020 1:00pm
    Willcox Cemetery
    County Rd. 14
    Town of Smyrna, NY 13332
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  • Interment

    June 18, 2020 |
    June 18, 2020
    Willcox Cemetery
    County Rd. 14
    Town of Smyrna, NY 13332
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Rose Rowlison

Posted at 11:37am
Worked many years with Ruby at Champion. She was a wonderful person and will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to her family. Rose Rowlison.

Bonnie Blanchard

Posted at 08:41am
Ruby had her hands full trying, and succeeding, in teaching me to sew in 4-H! She was kind, a gentle teacher and friend. Also, she and Bob were neighbor farmers..always welcoming and waving and visiting “on the hill”. Bonnie Bays Blanchard

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