Mrs. M. Ruth Flexon Olsen, age 89, formerly of Northville, N.Y., passed away Monday, October 22, 2013, at River Ridge Living Center in Amsterdam, N.Y., where she has resided for the past 1 1/2 years.
Mrs. Olsen was born February 12, 1924, in Rensselaer, N.Y., the daughter of the late Thomas and Evelyn Davis Tompson. She was a graduate of Allentown Bible School and College, Allentown, Pa.
She was employed many years ago as a dental assistant by Dr. Leo Roohan of Saratoga Springs, N.Y. and was a nurse’s aide in Maryland and New York state. She was a pastor’s wife for 36 years in the Wesleyan Church. She enjoyed gardening and music and lovingly cared for family, especially for her daughter, Carol.
Ruth was predeceased by both of her husbands, James P. Flexon Sr. in 1978 and H. Paul Olsen in 2005. She was also predeceased by a daughter, M. Beth Buyce Sinisi; a brother, Thomas Tompson III; and a sister, E. Jean Hoffman.
She is survived by three children, Carol E. Flexon of Northville, James P. Flexon Jr. (Ellen) of LasVegas, Nev. and Laura F. Ginter (Sheldon) of Northville; 11 grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 13 stepgreat-grandchildren; several cousins, nephews and nieces, including special nieces, Susan Williams and Anita Pedersen.
The family will receive relatives and friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, October 24, at Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, 51 Fremont St., Gloversville, NY. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 25, at the Baptist Church of Northville, 111 North First Ave., Northville, with the Pastor Richard C. Klueg and the Rev. Dr. R.W. Williams officiating.
Cremation will follow at Park View Crematorium, Schenectady. Memorial contributions may be made to God’s Bible School and College, 1810 Young St., Cincinnati, OH 45202.
Please visit and sign the family’s online guestbook at www.brbsfuneral.com.