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HUME, Janis Ruth

HUME - Janis Ruth Daughter of Fred C. Ruth and Alice Powers Ruth of Ohio, was born in 1915 in Columbus, Ohio, and died at Absolut of Aurora Park, East Aurora, New York, on February 18, 2012. A graduate of Oberlin College, with a Master's Degree from Canisius College, Ms. Hume taught high school English for over 23 years at schools in California and New York State. She retired from Frontier Central High School in Hamburg, New York. She later taught adult writing workshops through the Gowanda Central Schools, and was a member of Writers' Guild of America. Her novel, A Vision Feminine, was published in 2002, and she completed a second book titled The Psychic Connection: Stories From Your Life. Other publications appeared in Fisk University's alumni magazine, as well as in Progressive Teacher and The Music Journal. A violinist, she gave concerts at nursing homes in Western New York in the 1990s. She was married to The Rev. Myron K. Hume (died 1954) and later to Louis Russell (died 1996). She was pre-deceased by her parents and by sister Alice Senko and brother Ralph Ruth. She is survived by son Elliott (Carol) Hume of Clarence, New York; daughter Diana (John Edwards) Hume George of Venango, Pennsylvania, step-son David (Vicky Luine) Russell of Brooklyn, New York, and step-daughter Marsha (Jerislaw) Chudy of West Seneca, as well as nine grandchildren and many great grand-children. Services are private. Memorials to The Alzheimer's Association, 2805 Wehrle Dr., Suite 6, Williamsville, NY 14221-7380. Arrangements by ROBINSON & HACKEMER FUNERAL HOME, Warsaw. Online condolences at

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