SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Ruth Parker Sherwood, 82, passed away Sunday morning Oct. 8, 2017, at the Springfield Health & Rehab Center in Springfield, Vt. She was born Oct. 8, 1935, in Springfield, Vt., the daughter of Clair John and Mary Alice (Blodgett) Parker. She attended and graduated from Springfield schools and later earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing.
She married William M. Sherwood, who predeceased her in November 1962.
Ruth was employed as a registered nurse at the Springfield Hospital for a number of years, and later worked as the first aid technician at the Bryant Grinder Corporation for many years.
She loved animals, collected spoons and was a very accomplished painter, and artistic in many other ways as well.
She is survived by her son, William M. Sherwood of Lehigh, Pa., and her sister, Mary Swanson of Springfield, Vt.; and three grandchildren: Kascelia Sherwood, Rhylee Sherwood, and Randy Klingle, as well as by nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her parents and by her brother, John Parker.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield, Vt. Reverend Peter Williams will officiate. Burial will follow in the Oakland Cemetery in Springfield.
Contributions may be made in her memory to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 10 Pleasant St., Springfield, VT 05156.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield.