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MAKER, RUTH AUGUSTA MILLETT, 97
MAKER, RUTH AUGUSTA MILLETT, 97, died at Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin on October 23. Born in Springfield in 1915, she was the daughter of Robert Noyes Millett and Ella Mae Fletcher Millett. In 1932, she graduated from Springfield High School, where her father was principal. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Colby College in 1936. After a brief career as a hospital lab technician, she married Paul Maker in Springfield in 1941, where their three sons were born and where the Maker family lived with her parents for many years. The Maker-Millett family moved to Birmingham, Mich., in 1956. Ruth and Paul subsequently lived in Marion, Mass.; Euclid, Ohio; Storrs, Conn.; and Montpelier. Ruth served on the school board in Springfield and was very active in the Springfield Methodist Church, as well as the Methodist churches in Birmingham, Marion and Euclid. She was an active member of Storrs Congregational Church. At the end of her life she, with Paul, lived at Heaton Woods and attended Bethany Church in Montpelier. Her beloved husband, Paul, died in 2007. She is survived by her three sons: David and his wife, Emily Maker, of New London, Conn., Tim and his wife, Becky Maker, of Calais, and Robert Maker, of New Bedford, Mass.; two grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters. All who knew Ruth will fondly remember her love of music and her cheerful nature.
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