Ruth M. Teeter passed away December 21, 2012, at the age of 86.

Born January 3, 1926, in Moravia, she was the daughter of the late Lee and Mary (O'Heron) McCormick. Prior to her retirement in 1982, Ruth was employed for many years at Cornell University as an administrative manager in the Animal Science Department. Ruth enjoyed her family, shopping, especially for jewelry, and scouting for antiques.

In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde E. Teeter, Jr., and two brothers, Gordon and Ed McCormick.

She is survived by her son, Major William J. Teeter of Coffee Springs, AL; 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Ruth also leaves behind a large extended family.

Family will be present to receive friends at Lansing Funeral Home, 32 Auburn Rd., Lansing, NY, from 10 to 11 am on January 18, 2013. A prayer service, officiated by Fr. Jeff Tunicliffe, will begin at 11 am, followed by inurnment at Pleasant Grove Cemetery.