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BANGOR – Ruth E. Jenness, 91, wife of the late Austin Jenness, died April 6, 2009, at a local health care facility. She was born Aug. 4, 1917, in Kenduskeag, the daughter of Leroy and Addie (Phillips) Goss. Ruth was a member of Order of the Eastern Star; Good Samaritan, No. 38, Kenduskeag; Kenduskeag Union Church; and Levant and Glenburn Senior Citizens clubs. She spent many years as a mother and wife on their farm. She worked as a cook at Ross Home and spent many enjoyable years in retirement and enjoyed traveling. Ruth is survived by her son, Mark Jenness of Frederick, Md.; her daughter and husband, Linda and Spencer Greatorex of Winslow; her brother and wife, Ralph and Phyllis Goss of Glenburn; four grandchildren, Scott and Amy, Daniel and Theresa, Todd and Renee, and Robert Sr. and Brenda; 12 great-grandchildren, Emily, Michael, Evan, Patrick, Alex, Nicholas, Brooke, Robert Jr., Mariah, Breal, Chad and Jake; and one great-great-grandchild, Keegan. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by two brothers, Owen and Leon Goss. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 9, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor, where a service of remembrance will be held 1 p.m. Friday, April 10, with the Rev. David Bean officiating. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments immediately after the service at Brookings-Smith Family Center, 163 Center St., Bangor. Spring interment will be at Snows Corner Cemetery, Hermon. Gifts in her memory may be sent to Kenduskeag Union Church, P.O. Box 271, Kenduskeag, ME 04450 or Muskie Center Senior Spectrum, 38 Gold St., Waterville, ME 04901. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.

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