Tribute to Ruth Skelton

 

Ruth Skelton

 

Syracuse

 

White

 

James Sloan

 

Irene Peronto

 

Gwynn Edward Skelton

 

Gwynn Ann

 

James, William, Nancy, Shirley, Charles, Mary Louise

 

Graduated high school 1938; attended Syracuse University

 

Massachusetts Mutual Insurance Co.

 

League of Women Voters

 

Children, Family, Politics

 

When involved in the LWV in the early 1950's Ruth was active in local political issues but her major contributions have been in helping to develop the personalities of at least 3 generations of children both family and neighbors. She has been able to engage the minds of children and stretch their imaginations and interests while making them feel cherished and accepted. As adults, these "children" bring their children to Ruth for the same experiences. Although in an informal setting, Ruth has had the same impact on children that all great teachers have.

 

Ruth Skelton is a mother, aunt and neighbor who finds children completely fascinating and so she captivates them. Ruth's impact has been felt by 3 generations and all have been enriched by her.