Ruth Bosley, 83, of Rowley, formerly of North Adams
Ruth Eleanor Bosley, 83, of Pleasant Street, Rowley, died Sunday, July 14, 2019, at Country Center for Health and Rehab in Newburyport.
She was born Jan. 28, 1936, in North Adams to Allen and Dorothy (Golledge) Tower. She had an older sister, Phyllis Louise Smith, and a twin brother, Richard. Ruth attended schools in the town of Florida and graduated from Drury High School in 1953. Following graduation, she attended North Adams State College and later she attended three years of night school at Heritage Baptist Institute, Springfield. She drove school bus for six years for the Florida Mountain School System in the town of Florida. Ruth was a waitress for many years at the Howard Johnson’s on the turnpike and then the former Cricket Restaurant in Great Barrington.
Ruth married Edward (Pat) Bosley in 1972, who went home to be with the Lord Feb. 16, 2010. Ruth and Pat were active in the Lord’s work in their neighborhood and surrounding towns, having Backyard Bible clubs and Young Adult Discipleship Bible Studies in their home. They served together at Berkshire Hills Baptist Church in Lee, Bethel Baptist in Great Barrington and Northeast Baptist Church in Millerton, New York. As a widow she continued to serve at Northfield Baptist Church and then First Baptist Church in Rowley. She loved Camp Northfield, attending Family Camp and cooking for the volunteer work weeks. At camp she was known as Gramma Chief.
Survivors include daughter, Brenda Shaw of Albuquerque, New Mexico; son David Byron and wife Amy of Rowley; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
A service celebrating the life of Ruth E. Bosley will be held Friday, July 19, at noon at FINNERTY & STEVENS FUNERAL HOME in Great Barrington. Burial will follow at Pelton Brooke Cemetery in Great Barrington. The family will receive friends Friday, July 19, from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. A memorial service will be held Sunday, July 28, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, Main St., Rowley. Fellowship time will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Steeple and Building Fund at the First Baptist Church through FINNERTY & STEVENS FUNERAL HOME, 426 Main St., Great Barrington, MA 01230. To send remembrances to the family, go to www.finnertyandstevens.com.