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Ruth M. Kemp, 74, who owned the former Ruth Ellas Beauty Salon on Allen Street for 35 years, died Monday (Dec. 27, 1999) in Lockport Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.

Born Ruth Patterson in Pittsburgh, she spent summers at the Niagara County Camping Resort.

Mrs. Kemp was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons and volunteered for senior citizen programs.

Her husband, Ralph S., died in 1988.

Survivors include two sons, Ralph of Gulf Port, Mo., and William of Cheektowaga; a daughter, Audrey Patterson of Lancaster; a brother, William R. of Lancaster; a sister, Patricia Harper of Barker; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Gaul Funeral Home, 263 East Ave. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.


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