Ruth B. Ficks

Ruth B. Ficks, 86, of Genesee St., formerly of Fitch St.., Oneida, passed away on Friday January 12, 2018, at Oneida Healthcare Extended Care Facility where she had been a resident since March 14, 2013.


She was born on July 12, 1931, in Munnsville, the daughter of Jay and Mary Elmer Burleson.  Ruth was a graduate of Stockbridge High School, Class of 1949.


Ruth was employed as a nurse’s assistant at Oneida Healthcare for over thirty years.


She devoted her life to caring for others, especially her grandchildren.


Surviving are a daughter, Marguerite (Gene) Jennings, of Durhamville, two grandchildren, Dezaire (Clifford) Collins, of Oneida, and Noah Jennings, of Durhamville; two great-grandchildren, Olivia Collins and Eva Collins; her out-of-state children, Mary (Jay) Eitelman, of Kokomo, IN, George Mason, James Mason, and Joseph Mason; several out-of-state grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Vivian Trew and her companion, Terry, of Munnsville; a brother, Frank (Nancy) Burleson, of Oneida; and several nieces and nephews.  Ruth was predeceased by a brother, William Burleson.


A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, January 18, 2018, at 6:00 PM at the Ironside Funeral Home, Inc.  Family and friends are invited and may call on Thursday prior to the service from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the funeral home, 342 Main St., Oneida.  Memorial contributions may be made in Ruth’s memory to the Oneida Healthcare Foundation.