Ruth N. Clark “beloved mother, grandmother, mother-in-law, and aunt”
COUDERSPORT, Pa.---Ruth N. Clark, 80, a lifelong resident of Coudersport, passed away with her loving family by her side on Saturday, January 21, 2023, in UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport, after a short illness.
Born on Sunday, April 26, 1942 in Coudersport, she was a daughter of Warren E. and Kathryn Thompson Bryington. On August 28, 1993 in Port Allegany, she married Richard A. “Dick” Clark, who passed away on October 23, 2004.
Ruth was a graduate of Coudersport High School. She held various positions throughout the years, her last one being a well tender in the field for Dominion Gas in Ellisburg, retiring after 17 years of service. Ruth loved her job, only retiring to spend time with her husband in his retirement.
She was instrumental in establishing the 4-H Club, the Rough Riders, in Coudersport with her best friend, Ruth Wilson of Coudersport, where they taught the members how to care for their horses. They also took members to ride in local parades and compete at various fairs. The “Ruths” also established the Double R Tack Shop so the members could get supplies for their horses. She enjoyed camping, boating, her flowers and plants, and gathering her family together. She also enjoyed hunting and was an excellent marksman. Ruth loved her horses. Her greatest love was her family.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Kimberly S. “Kim” (George) Green of Roulette; her daughter-in-law, Lena M. Clark of Coudersport; six grandchildren, Stephanie Green, Travis (Nicole) Green, Kandice (Jason) Gross, Jessica (Travis) Paddison, Terry “Mason” (Megan) Clark, and Ashley K. Simar; eleven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Ruth was predeceased by her son, Terry R. Clark, who passed away on November 26, 2022; two sisters, Olive Drabert and Virginia Ninkovich; two brothers, Robert “Bob” Bryington and infant Stanley Bryington.
In keeping with Ruth’s wishes, there will be no public visitation or funeral services. Burial will be in the Ulysses Cemetery with her husband.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials in Ruth’s name may be made to the Coudersport Volunteer Ambulance Association, PO Box 651, Coudersport, PA 16915.
Ruth’s family has entrusted her care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
To express condolences, light a candle, or share a fond memory of Ruth, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.