Wayland- Ruth Recktenwald age 86, passed away peacefully early Sunday morning January 12, 2020 at her home in Wayland. She was born in the Town of West Sparta, on November 14, 1933, a daughter of the late Bert and Bertha (Tuttle) Caton. On August 31, 1985, she was married to Tony Recktenwald, who predeceased her on December 2, 2019. She was also predeceased by two sisters, Mickey Levee, Anna Maples, and two brothers, Shirley and Elmer Caton. Ruth was a loving and patient mother, she enjoyed gardening, birds, and her daily ritual of “Coffee and a Cookie”. She was a hard worker with a kind heart and a beautiful smile. She is survived by her children, Marcia (Richard) Northrup of Bath, Sheila Meyer of Batavia, Jeffrey (Amy Hess) Wheaton of Wayland, Pamela Wheaton of Dansville and Valerie Wheaton Bugman of Nunda; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren At Ruth’s request there will be no services. Interment with be in St, Joseph’s Cemetery in Wayland. Arrangements by the Hindle Funeral Home Inc. 271 Main St. Dansville, NY. 14437. Online remembrances may be left at HindleFuneralHome.com In lieu of flowers please make memorials to Hornell Humane Society or CareFirst Hospice.