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Ruth Stratton

March 10, 2022

Obituary

Mrs. Ruth Stratton, 89, passed away on March 10, 2022. She is survived by son Jerry Stratton of Montgomery, daughter Sallie Cash (Randy) of Scottsboro, son Wayne Stratton of Scottsboro; Grandchildren, Drew Thompson (Candace), Ryan Thompson (Megan), Carrie Thompson Johnston(Adam) Erica Stratton, Clay Stratton, Cole Stratton, Wayne Stratton(Lauren),Erin Drusbasky (Timothy); Great-grandchildren:Cohen and Gavin Thompson, Caleb and Asher Johnston, Martin Langford and Nolan Drusbahisky. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband Thomas G. Stratton, Sr. (Jerry) in 2001. Ruth was born on August 14, 1932, in Ameigh Pennsylvania to Anton and Clementine Johnson. Upon graduation from high school she moved to Cleveland, Ohio, for employment where she met friends that remained life long friends. After awhile she furthered her career working in Washington, D. C. Once her childhood sweetheart was discharged from the Army (Jerry), they married in February of 1953 and made their first home in Spangler, Pennsylvania. They welcomed their first child Thomas G. Stratton, Jr. (Jerry). After a few years the family moved to Baltimore, Maryland , since Jerry took a job with Revere Copper and Brass. Taking that job meant living close to some family that for 12 years or so was great. Then the most difficult decision needed to be made. Revere was relocating to Scottsboro and did Ruth and Jerry want to move so far away from the families. They made the right choice. ln1968 the family had a wonderful life. Jerry working at Revere and Ruth at Mead Paper they enjoyed raising their children in a friendly small town atmosphere. Churches were the place to find good people who became great friends. A lot of recreation and beautiful scenery made for endless hours of fun. Traveling was fun for short or long distances. And then came retirement and grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Yes Ruth and Jerry made a wise decision. Ruth leaves behind a large loving family and a family of friends and caregivers. Thank you everyone who showed the love of Christ to our mother because that is how she lived her life. Visitation will be Saturday from 12-2 and the funeral service will be 2 PM Saturday March 12, 2022 from the Valley Funeral Home Chapel in Scottsboro. Burial will be in the Pinehaven Memorial Gardens.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
March 12, 2022

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Valley Funeral Home - Scottsboro
674 Snodgrass Road
Scottsboro, AL 35769

Funeral Service
Saturday
March 12, 2022

2:00 PM
Valley Funeral Home - Scottsboro
674 Snodgrass Road
Scottsboro, AL 35769

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