San Benito, TX - Ruth Virginia Hillabush Benz Crowley, 81, of San Benito, TX and formerly of the Batavia area passed away at her home in San Benito on Wednesday (August 8, 2019).
Ruth was born February 4, 1938, in Batavia, a daughter of the late David Reuben and the late Gladys Maud (Sprague) Hillabush.
She worked at GTE Sylvania, Byron-Bergen Central School, and finally at Elba Central School where she was a secretary.
Ruth is survived by her husband, Georg Bruns, of Minnesotta; sons, Scott (John) Benz of Honeoye Falls, Michael (Debbie) Benz of Mechanicsburg, Illinios, Wayne (Sandra) Benz of Elba, and David (Rayne) Benz of Clifton Springs; step-children, Janet D'ambra of Caledonia, Nick Crowley of Rochester, Bonnie (Patric) Welch of Greenwood, Indiana, and David Crowley; grandchildren, Amanda, Jessica, Cory, Zander, Haven Benz; Devin and Aiden Welch, Denise, Tony, Roxann, and Michaela D'ambra; siblings, Paul (Ann) Hillabush of St. Johnsville, George (Anita) Hillabush of Byron; sister-in-law, Doris Hillabush of Elba; half-siblings, David (Debbie) Hillabush of Florida, Jeanne (Raymond) Shutt of Florida, Betty (William) Harmon of Belfast; step-sisters, Carol (Gerald) Struck of Orchard Park, and Jessie (Roy) Button of Perry.
Ms. Crowley is predeceased by her first husband, Dion Benz, along with several siblings, half-siblings, and step-siblings.
Friends may call from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM on Friday at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street in Batavia. The Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday at the Funeral Home with Rev. James R. Renfrew officiating. Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Ruth’s name to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude's Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105; Fun N Sun Angels, c/o Carolyn Crist, 1400 Zillock Road, San Benito, Texas 78586; Fun N Sun Faithful Singers, c/o Terry Turpinseed, 1400 Zillock Road, San Benito, Texas 78586 or Byron Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 206, Byron, New York 14422-0206. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.