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FREEPORT - Ruth A. Parlin, 79, a resident of Jason's Corner and Broadway, South Portland, died Monday, July 31, 2000, at the Brentwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Yarmouth after a lengthy illness. She was born in Worcester, Mass., Sept. 5, 1920, a daughter of Paul E. and Margaret (Robertson) Carruthers. She graduated from Framingham High School in Framingham, Mass. in 1939 and from the School of Domestic Science in Boston in 1940. Mrs. Parlin was employed at the Morgan Memorial Fresh Air Camps in South Athol, Mass., and a lab technician for a physician in private practice in Framingham. She was also employed at the South American Embassy in Washington, D.C. Mrs. Parlin served as president of the Portland Women's Society of Christian Service and was also conference president. She taught Sunday school and was also very active in her late husband's ministry from 1958 to 1980. After her husband's retirement, they moved to Freeport to live with their son, Robert B. Parlin. Mrs. Parlin was predeceased by her husband, Rev. Gordon F. Parlin in 1998. She is survived by two sons, AND three daughters,BANGOR DAILY NEWS