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Ruth Stratton Glencross

December 29, 1927 February 18, 2019
Ruth Stratton Glencross
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PITTSFIELD-Ruth Stratton Glencross, 91, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, February 18, 2019, in Pittsfield.

She was born on December 29, 1927, in Ellsworth, Maine, a daughter of the late Kendall and Madeline (Woodworth) Stratton. She graduated from Ellsworth High School with the class of 1945 and went on to receive her degree in nursing from Eastern Maine General Hospital in 1948. She married her soulmate, Harold Glencross, on November 5, 1950 and they shared 68 years of marriage.

Ruth was a nurse to her core. She was employed as a registered nurse at Eastern Maine Medical Center. She served as the Director of Nursing at Sebasticook Valley Hospital for 20 years and also at Woodlawn Nursing Home in Skowhegan for 13 years. She believed in education and taught med tech classes for the State of Maine.

Ruth loved her family more than anything. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting, making beautiful sweaters for those she loved. She was famous for her spaghetti sauce, beef stew with dumplings and delicious lemon meringue pie. She prided herself in making good meals and was considered the grand hostess of the “family farm”.

She is survived by her loving husband, Harold Glencross of Pittsfield; children: Bob Glencross and companion Becky Keene of Auburn, Mike Glencross and wife Cynthia of Pittsfield, Bill Glencross of Pittsfield and Reita Abbott and husband Joel of Sorrento, Florida; grandchildren: Katie Glencross, Eric Glencross, Jamie Glencross, Brandon Glencross, Brittney Glencross, Nicholas Glencross and Corey Smith and wife Kim; great grandson, Bodhi Smith; brother, Kendall Stratton and wife Marcia of Hancock; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents; her daughter-in-law, Lisa Burtchaell Glencross; and two brothers: Dana Stratton and Bill Stratton.

The family will receive friends from 2-3:30 p.m., with a time of remembrance at 3:30 p.m., Friday, February 22, 2019, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield, with Rev. Glenn Nichols officiating. A gathering will follow at the Masonic Lodge, 138 Hamilton Terrace, Pittsfield. All are welcome. A committal will take place in the spring at the Village Cemetery, Pittsfield.


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2:00 PM 2/22/2019 2:00:00 PM - 3:30 PM 2/22/2019 3:30:00 PM
Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home

191 Hartland Avenue
Pittsfield, ME 04967

Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home
191 Hartland Avenue Pittsfield 04967 ME
United States

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Friday

22

Feb

3:30 PM 2/22/2019 3:30:00 PM
Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home

191 Hartland Avenue
Pittsfield, ME 04967

Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home
191 Hartland Avenue Pittsfield 04967 ME
United States
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