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.