Ruth A. Kilmer


Ruth A. (Blodgett) Kilmer, age 101, passed away peacefully on the evening of Thursday, December 21st, 2017 at the Monroe Community Hospital in Rochester.

Ruth was born in Clarkson NY on May 2, 1916 to the late Spencer & Minnie (Armer) Blodgett. On May 3rd, 1941, Ruth married Elmer Kilmer who predeceased her, together they were married for 64 years. She also is predeceased by a daughter Joan Kilmer, brothers Willis, Howard and John Blodgett, sister Margaret Swift, and a brother-in-law William Massar. Ruth was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker. In her younger years, she was part of the Congregational Church in Clarkson, the Sister Circle at the Haskinsville Wesleyan Church & the Garden Club in Haskinsville. In her spare time, Ruth enjoyed sewing, gardening, flowers, and embroidery work.

Ruth is survived by her sons: Ronald Kilmer of Rochester & Arthur D. (Christine) Kilmer of Hilton; her sisters Fannie (Norman) Rodas of Clarkson & Helen Massar of Clarkson; and several nieces and nephews and cousins.

Family and friends of Ruth are invited to call on Friday, December 29th, 2017 from 11-12p at the Walter E. Baird & Sons Funeral Home, 300 W. Naples Street, Wayland. where funeral services will be held at 12 (noon). Ruth's burial will immediately follow at Lakeside Cemetery in Loon Lake.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Monroe Community Hospital Foundation, 435 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14620