Ruth Van Dusen Clark, 83, passed away on Friday, February 14, 2014 at her home in South Corning, New York.\n\nRuth was born in Painted Post, New York to Francis and Janie Mc Elwee Van Dusen on August 8, 1930. She attended high school at Corning Free Academy graduating in 1948. She went on to earn a Bachelor's Degree in Education from Buffalo State College. She taught fifth grade at School I and kindergarten at Carder Elementary School in the Corning-Painted Post School District. She was also a substitute teacher and teaching assistant for many years in the same district. Ruth particularly enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom she loved so much. She spent countless hours planning alumni get-togethers for her CFA classmates and became known for her creative speeches. She loved watching the NY Yankees, spending time at Keuka Lake and playing cards. Ruth has never been known to turn down a good game of cards! \n\nRuth is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Charles K. Clark of Corning, daughters: Diane (Robert) Vang and Rhonda (Richard) Grzybowski, sister: Virginia (James) Dale, grandchildren: Jennifer (Michael) Taylor, Christopher (Michelle) Vang, Cassandra Grzybowski and Nerissa Grzybowski, great-grandchildren: Amelia Taylor, Zachary Taylor and Jaxon Vang and many nieces, nephews and dear friends. She was pre-deceased by her parents Francis and Janie Van Dusen and siblings Telete Goike, Ray Van Dusen, Walter Van Dusen, and Winifred Rzepecki.\n\nVisitation will be held at Haughey Funeral Home, Inc. on Monday February 17th from 2 until 4 PM where funeral services will follow at 4:00 PM with the Reverend Patrick Holder officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Knoll Cemetery.\n\nMemorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1316 College Avenue, Elmira, NY 14901 or to the South Corning United Methodist Church 12 Caton Road, Corning, NY 14830. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Dr. Russell Woglom and Dr. John Olmstead for their compassion and care and to the Care First nurses and staff.\n\nRuth's family has entrusted her care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc.