Archive for Wednesday, May 7, 2003

Ruth E. Hemphill

May 7, 2003


Services for Ruth E. Hemphill, 89, Lawrence, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Hemphill died Tuesday, May 6, 2003, at her home.

She was born Dec. 12, 1913, in McPherson, the daughter of Harry and Lillian (Fox) Colburn. She graduated from McPherson High School in 1931 and from Christ Hospital School of Nursing in Topeka in 1939, when she moved from Topeka to Lawrence.

Mrs. Hemphill was a registered nurse at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, a private nurse and a homemaker. She was a member of Mackey Merry Makers, Oak Ridge Birthday Club, Trinity Lutheran Church and an alumni of Kansas State Nurses Assn.

She married Arthur Hemphill on March 12, 1939, in McPherson. He died Nov. 11, 1979.

Survivors include a son, Michael Hemphill, Lawrence; two daughters, Judith Hundley, Eudora, and Linda Buttron, Nortonville; five grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the mortuary.

The family suggests memorials to American Heart Assn. or Trinity Lutheran Church, sent in care of the mortuary.

E-mail condolences may be sent to, subject: Hemphill.

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