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Ruthanna Secord

May 6, 1930 — November 16, 2011

Ruthanna L. Secord
81, of Burdett, NY, left the arms of her family to be with her family in Heaven on Wednesday, November 16, 2011. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Sunday (November 20th) from 1-3pm; with a funeral service following at 3:00pm. The burial and committal service will be held Monday at 1:00pm at the Union Cemetery of Hector in Burdett.
She is survived by her loving family; her husband of 57 years, Marvin R. Secord; children, Robert (Anne) Secord of Logan, Patricia (Eric) Bower of Burdett, Susan (Lynn) Jensen of Burdett; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Dorothy and Virginia Lott, James Bardeen, Carol Carnahan, Howard (Diane) Secord, Harold (Frances) Secord, and Barbara (Bob) Smith; 7 grandchildren; and 2 great-daughters. She was predeceased by her parents, Edward A. and Gladys M. Lott, son Craig; brothers and sisters, Edward C. “Bud” Lott, Clifford A. “Kip” Lott, Freda M. Blanchard, and Leda F. Bardeen.
Ruthanna was born in Burdett, NY, the daughter of Edward and Gladys Lott. She graduated from the Watkins Glen Central School Class of 1948. She retired from the NYS Fire Academy food service department in Montour Falls. Ruthanna was a charter member of the Logan Community Center, Past President of the V-L-H Fire Company Auxiliary, and former secretary of the Hector Grazing Assoc. She was the loyal bookkeeper for the family business, Marvin Secord’s Garage.
Ruthanna was “big sister”, fiercely protective of her brothers and sisters, and remained so throughout her life. This love and devotion continued with her own children and grandchildren.
She was an avid flower gardener, a bird lover and could be spotted on her John Deere lawnmower, any day of the week for hours at a time.
Memorial donations may be made to the V-L-H Fire Company, 5736 Rt-414, Hector, NY 14841 in her memory. You may sign a guestbook or view her memorial online at www.Royce-Chedzoy.com.

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