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Ruth A. Beyea, a deputy clerk in the Town of Niagara during the 1960s, died Saturday (Sept. 23, 2000) in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. She was 80.

The former Ruth Stewart was born in Bath, attended schools in Hornell and was a graduate of Hornell High School. She had lived in this area since 1941.

During World War II, she worked as a nurse's aide for the Niagara Falls chapter of the American Red Cross.

Mrs. Beyea was a member of Niagara United Presbyterian Church, serving as a deacon and elder for many years. In addition, she was a member of the Niagara Falls Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Town of Niagara Seniors and the 50 Club at Niagara Presbyterian.

A lover of music, she enjoyed concerts, attending many organ concerts in the Riviera Theatre in North Tonawanda.

Her husband of 47 years, Stanley, died in 1988.

Survivors include a daughter, Alice Ellman of North Tonawanda; a son, Alan of Ransomville; a sister, Ella VanAllen of Canisteo; a brother, Raymond Morse of Ransomville; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a dear friend, Tom Sauro of Niagara Falls.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Niagara Presbyterian Church, Lockport and Military roads. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lewiston.


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