Alma, NY — Ruby V. Burch, 95, entered the gates of heaven on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 to spend eternity with the Lord, who she faithfully served. She was born Dec. 29, 1916 in Alma the daughter of Charles and Lina (Harrington) Dickerson. On May 23, 1933 in the Town of Willing she married John W. Burch who predeceased her Nov. 23, 1997.
Ruby was raised in Alma and was an active member of the Alma United Methodist Church. She was an avid gardener and loved her family gatherings.
She is survived by one son, William (Diane) Burch of Hornell; two daughters, Marjorie Woodkirk of Shinglehouse, Pa. and Bonita (Donald) Goodsell of Wake Forest, N.C.; seven grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Carl (Lucille) Dickerson of Belmont; one sister, Charlotte Kellogg of Shinglehouse, Pa; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers, Earl, Arvis and Orville Dickerson.  
Friends are invited to call Saturday (Nov. 3, 2012) from 1-3 p.m. at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will follow at 3 p.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Roger Downer presiding. Burial will be in East Sharon, Pa. Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Activities Fund at Updyke’s Willow Ridge Quality Care Facility, 131 Hornell Street, Hornell, NY 14843. To leave online condolences, please visit

(Hornell Tribune Obituary; Hornell NY)