Ruth Barbara Sage, a resident of Juniper Manor in Trumansburg, passed away at the Cayuga Medical Center on Sunday, December 12, 2010 at the age of 86.

Barbara was born in Waterloo, New York on June 30, 1924. She was the daughter of Earl and Etta Belle Clemenson. She was formerly married to Lloyd Hilimire and Richard Sage. She is survived by a son, Charles “Sonny” Sage (Valerie Venuti) of Waterloo,NY, 2 daughters, Sandra Hilimire Sheradin (Gale Sheradin) of Walton, NY, and Joan Sage of King Ferry, NY; seven granddaughters, Alyson Sheradin of Las Vegas, NV,  Pamela Sheradin (James Weber) of Aurora, NY, Kristin Sheradin (Jordan Kleiman) of Rush, NY, Heather Colson of Yigo, Guam, Meghan Sheradin of Huntington, VT, Melanie Sage (Charles Ramsey) of South Hadley, MA, and Summer Sage of Geneva, NY; nine great grandchildren and a niece and nephew, and longtime companion Jeffery Postle. Barbara was predeceased by a brother and sister in law, Thomas and Neva Clemenson and a sister, Betty June Clemenson.

Barbara lived in Romulus, Cayuga and Ithaca  and more recently resided in Interlaken before moving to Trumansburg, NY in 1987, eventually settling in at Juniper Manor where her friends knew her as “Ruth.”  Barbara loved children. She gave selflessly to her family and provided child care for other children throughout her life. She assisted senior citizens through an Eldercare program. Reading the Bible and sharing scripture with family and friends gave Barbara strength and peace. She enjoyed painting with watercolors and singing and dancing to big band music. She had a lifelong passion for Cayuga Lake whether it was swimming, boating or just walking the shoreline and picking up lucky stones and she shared that passion with her children and grandchildren.

The Family will hold a reception to celebrate Ruth’s life at Juniper Manor from 3:00PM- 5:00 PM  on December  27 , 2010.

The Family asks those who wish to make a contribution in Ruth Barbara’s memory to kindly consider the Trumansburg Volunteer Fire Co., EMS, P.O. Box 418, Trumansburg, NY 14886.