Wrisley Funeral Home
90 Sugarloaf Street, South Deerfield, MA 01373
Office: 413-665-4046             Fax: 413-665-0975
Ruth E. Kellogg
Calling hours will be held on Friday, June 10th, 2022 from 4pm to 6pm at the Whately Congregational Church. A memorial service will be held June 11th, 2022, also at the Whately Congregational church.
WEST HATFIELD, MA — Ruth E. Kellogg, 78, of West Hatfield, MA, passed away February 22, 2022, at Cooley Dickinson Hospital. She was the daughter of Mamie E. (Herbst) Langenhahn and Henry W. Langenhahn. Ruth graduated from Kiel High School, Kiel, WI and received a B.S., cum laude, in biology with a minor in German from Lakeland College, Sheboygan, WI. She married Charles G. Kellogg on January 30, 1965. She was awarded a German government scholarship, and they spent their first year of marriage studying and traveling in Germany. From 1967–1999, Ruth served as a junior high and high school teacher. She taught at the Sheboygan Public Schools and Plymouth School District in Wisconsin and Granby Junior Senior High School, Easthampton High School, and Smith Academy in Hatfield. Although her main area of teaching and expertise was biology, Ruth also taught earth science, German, and home economics over the course of her career.

Ruth was known for her caring spirit and generosity, desire to help others, and commitment to the church, community, and environment. She served for many years on the Stewardship and other committees at the South Deerfield Congregational Church, and she initiated a successful fundraising program there. She was an active participant of the First Congregational Church of Whately, where she continued her fundraising activities. She was a long-time member of the Friends of the Hatfield Library and the Hatfield Historical Society. Her many hobbies included gardening, baking, canning, and sewing. She was known for her beautiful dahlias and as someone who could answer any gardening question, and she won numerous ribbons at the Three County Fair for her pickles, jams, and baked goods.

Ruth is survived by her daughters Gretchen Adamski and her husband Richard of Hopedale, MA, and Dr. Caroline Kellogg and her husband Dr. James Cohen of Ogden, UT. She adored her two grandchildren William Adamski and Adeline Cohen and treasured her time with them. She is also survived by two brothers, Henry Langenhahn (Bonnie) and Frederick Krause of Newton, WI and sister-in-law Shirley Schnell of Milwaukee, WI. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles G. Kellogg, brother Earl Krause, and sister-in-law Dolores Krause. She is also survived by brothers-in-law, Donald Kellogg (Sharon) of Davenport, FL and Richard Kellogg (MaryLou) of Dagsboro, DE and sister-in-law Deborah Kellogg of Bullard, TX. Additional survivors include many nieces and nephews as well as many loving friends.

A memorial service (celebration of life) will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to the Whately Congregational Church, Nancy Wilson/Treasurer, PO Box 247, Whately, MA 01093 or to the Benign Essential Blepharospasm Research Association. Arrangements under the direction of Wrisley Funeral Home of South Deerfield.