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Ruth Lietzenmayer


Ruth Lietzenmayer

Ruth Lietzenmayer, 97, passed away Monday, June 10, 2014.

She was the daughter of Phillmore and Sarah Swinyer, of Vermontville, N.Y. In addition to her parents and five siblings, her husband, William I., in October 2000 and daughter, Anne Whyland, preceded her in death in June 2012.

Her son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Betty, of Pisgah Forest; grandchildren, William T. (Alison) Lietzenmayer, of Seattle, Wash., Kimberley (Kenneth) Renoll, of Spring Grove, Pa., and R. Todd Whyland (Dawn), of Abbottstown, Pa .; and three great-grandchildren, of Pennsylvania.

She and her husband, Bill, were married Jan. 8, 1939 and settled in Saranac Lake, N.Y., later making their home in Ticonderoga, N.Y., where they raised their two children. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Ticonderoga, teaching Sunday school, a member of the UMW, and serving on several committees.

She later joined the Episcopal Church of the Cross, in Ticonderoga, where she was also an active member. She served on the Altar Guild and participated in the annual rummage sale by donating her floral arrangements, and knitted and stitched items.

She donated many years of volunteer work to the former Moses Ludington Hospital in Ticonderoga, and earned the Woman of the Year award in 1974.  She was also active in scouting, Order of the Eastern Star and NYS Federation of Home Bureaus.

She relocated to Brevard in December 2001 to be near her son.  In Brevard, she enjoyed entertaining many friends and neighbors, attending the First United Methodist Church, of Brevard, sewing, knitting and baking.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Western Carolina, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC, 28215.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at Moody-Connolly Funeral Home with Rev. Kerry Purselle officiating.

Online condolences may be left at http://www.moodyconnollyfun

  Moody-Connolly Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.


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