Ruth L. Semmler
Surrounded by her family at the Fairport Baptist Home, Ruth peacefully took her last breath on Sunday, February 24, 2019, 28 days after achieving her goal of being 100.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 4th at 11:00 am at the United Church, 3848 North Main Street, Marion. Burial will be in Marion Cemetery.
Mrs. Semmler was born at home on January 28, 1919 in Irondequoit, the daughter of the late William and June Cole Stanton. She was a 1936graduate of Webster High School.. Ruth married Harold Semmler in 1938. Shewas the manager of the Marion Insurance Agency from 1956 until her retirement in 1972. She also helped her husband for twenty-five years on their fruit and vegetable farm in Marion. After retirement, they lived in Sodus Point, Palmetto, Florida, and Newark. After the death of her husband, she lived at Ashton Place in Clifton Springs before moving to the Fairport Baptist Home. When living in Marion, Ruth was a member of the Marion Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and was involved with many church activities. She also had been an active member of the Farm Bureau while in Marion. Up to the week of her passing Ruth kept current by reading the Rochester newspaper each and every day.
Ruth was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and greatgreat grandmother. She is survived by three sons Dan (Jean) of Penfield, John (Pam Silverstein) of Ithaca and Seminole, FL and F. William (Kathy) of Victor; nine grandchildren, Lori Bieschke, Eric Semmler, Jennifer Ritger, Amy Semmler, Jamie Semmler, Heather Dale, Kathleen Semmler, Robert Semmler and Laura Taylor; eleven great grandchildren; and six great great grandchildren; her brother Verne (Faith) Stanton of Fl. and sisters-in-law Barbara Stanton of Williamson and Leona Beach of CT and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Harold, in 2005; grandson Andrew Semmler; sisters Kay Wedman and Alma Keller; brothers Melvin, Donald, Wilbur, Lester, Dean and William Jr. Stanton.
The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at the Baptist Home who took such loving care of Ruth for 11 years. A special thank you to her nurse, Jane, and her aide, Margaret, who became like daughters to her. Thank you also to everyone for their kind thoughts and prayers as we traveled this journey with Ruth. She will always be in the hearts of those who loved her. We will cherish the memories we have of Ruth forever.
Gifts in Ruth’s name may be made to the Fairport Baptist Home, 4646 Fairport Nine Mile Point Road, Fairport, New York 14450 or to a charity of your choice.