11/30/2015 – Ruth E. McIntyre, Clayton

11/30/2015 – Ruth E. McIntyre, Clayton

Ruth (Ruthie) McIntyre, 95, of Clayton, passed away Nov. 28th, 2015, at Samaritan Summit Village, where she had been a resident since April 2013.

Born in Niagara Falls, N.Y., on Sept. 21st, 1920, she was the daughter of Charles James and Ida Flay.

She married her loving husband John R. McIntyre (deceased) on Sept. 17th, 1938, and raised two children, James McIntyre of Clayton, and the late Sharon Taylor of Palmetto, FL., (both formerly of Lockport, N.Y.)

In the 1970’s, Ruth was a Resident Manager of several apartment buildings in the Washington DC area. In her later years she was a homemaker. She also lived in Florida and Northern Virginia before moving to Clayton in 1995.

Ruth was formerly a member of the Eastern Star and the First Presbyterian Church of Lockport. She loved visiting with friends and family, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed sitting on her porch, waving to friends and neighbors and especially loved watching parades.

Surviving is a son, James M. (Rose Mary) of Clayton; seven grandchildren, James M. McIntyre of Charlotte, N.C., John (Neidy) McIntyre of Reston, V.A., Julie Hans of Alpharetta G.A., Janice (Doug) Austin of Hampton, G.A., Joan (Michael) Shifflett of Clayton, Christopher (Penny) Graham of Winchester, V.A., Randall (Georgina) Graham of Tampa, F.L.; 12 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Her great granddaughter Robin Shifflett, and her beloved cat Ruckus predeceased her.

Ruth will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

A Memorial and burial is planned for the Spring in Niagara Falls, N.Y.

The family would like to thank the staff of Summit Village for their loving care and assistance during Ruthie’s stay.

Donations can be made in her name to T.I.E.R.S. or the Summit Village Residence 3rd Floor B Activities Fund.


  1. Joan and Mike Posted

    Nanny, you will be missed very much. We have a lot of great memories.

  2. Darlene & Tom Bush Posted

    Ruth was a heck of a woman.. she was a great neighbor and friend… one of a kind… She will certainly be missed… Now she is with John looking down on us all.. another Angel… God bless..

  3. John & Neidy Posted

    Nanny, you will be in our hearts for EVER. Thanks for loving us all and all the wonderful memories….We will miss you….

  4. I greatly miss you my “FRIEND”. When I worked nights I use to look forward to Jim bringing you down to see me. Till we meet again, RIP my friend.

  5. Becky Bushaw Posted

    Jim and Rosemary,
    I will never forget Ruth and her family. You all were such good friends to me when my dad was a resident at summit. I have many memories of Ruth and you both. May God Bless.

  6. I pray for peace and comfort for you and your family. Ruthie made such an impact on my life. I felt nothing but love for her and from her.

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