Funeral services for Ruth I. Schairer, 94, 47 Lincoln Street, Canton and formerly of Lisbon, will be Friday July 27, 2012 at 3:00 at OLeary Funeral Service, 5821 US Highway 11, Canton, with Rev. Michael P. Catanzaro, Pastor, First Presbyterian Church of Canton, officiating.
Calling hours will be Friday from 1:00-3:00 at the funeral home. Arrangements are with IslandView Funeral Services in Morristown. Condolences may be sent online to http://www.islandviewfs.comIf friends desire contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of the White Church of Lisbon, c/o Karen Brouillette, 6060 CR 10, Ogdensburg, 13669 or to the First Presbyterian Church of Canton, Memorial Fund, 17 Park Street, Canton, 13617.
Surviving are her daughter-in-law, Shirley Schairer, 15 Foxberry Lane, Liverpool, two grandsons and their wives, Garrett Lauren and his wife, Julie Ann, Corvallis, MT and Matthew Lynn and his wife, Ashley, Deland, Florida, five great-grand daughters, Nyssa, Emelia, Hasalyn, Alexa, and Addison and several nieces and nephews.
Predeceasing Mrs. Schairer are her son, August Gus who died April 25, 2011, her husband, John, a twin brother, who died at birth, another brother, Silas Howard Uncle Mike Glass and one sister, Helen Backus.
Born November 30, 1917, in the town of Lisbon, she was the daughter of William and Ethel Mayne Glass and graduated from Heuvelton High School.
On September 30, 1939, she married John Wilfred Schairer in the town of Lisbon. Mr. Schairer died October 24, 1976, while hunting in the town of Clare.
Mrs. Schairer, from the late 1940s until the early 1960s worked with her family at the Glass and Schairer Grocery Store in Lisbon. Then in the early 1970s worked at Smiths Department Store in the Midtown Plaza in Canton, for nearly ten (10) years, before working at the News Stand on Main Street, and then with Paul Clements at the Bing Stevens Store, also on Main Street. She was a clerk at the Thrift Store on West Street until around 2000.
Mrs. Schairer was a Lifetime Member of the Florence B. Beattie Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #349, and volunteered at the First Presbyterian Church of Canton for many years.