Updated: Ruth Ann (Hammond) Platts, 74

Ruth_PlattsRuth Ann (Hammond) Platts, 74, of Methuen and former longtime Bradford resident, died Saturday, Aug.29, at Wingate at Reading.

She was born in Gloucester, June 20, 1941, daughter of the late Raymond and Dorothy (Scriven) Hammond. Educated in the Gloucester school system, Platts graduated from Gloucester High School and earned her Esthetician's Certificate in Boston. A self employed Beautician, she was also employed as a manager at various local department stores including Zayre's, Ames and Stewarts. She was president of the PTA for the Haverhill School System, founded the Block Mother's Association and was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Alden Society. Platts enjoyed arts and crafts, was very talented at sewing and cherished time spent with her family.

Her survivors include her husband of 54 ½ years, Kenneth H. Platts of Methuen, two sons, Steven and his wife Diane Platts of Houston, Texas, and Michael and his wife Kandace Platts of Haverhill; two daughters, Karen and her husband Bill Held of Andover, and Andrea Twining of Shrewsbury; two sisters, Jean and her husband Kenneth Vicari of Gloucester, and Lois and her husband Joseph Perry of Chester, N.H.; six grandchildren, Ryan and Josh Platts, Anna Held, Kelsey and Tyler Twining, and Chloe Parades; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours Thursday, Sept. 3, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Bradford Funeral Home, 210 South Main St., Bradford, followed by a funeral service at 7:15 at the funeral home. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.