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Obituary for Mrs. Ruth N. Hample

November 20, 2021

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Ruth N. Hample (nee Wurgley) of Philadelphia, passed away on November 20th 2021 at the age of 89. Ruth was the loving wife of George T. Hample Jr. for 69 years. She was the loving mother to Linda R. Adams (Wayne) and Susan G. Vierheilig (Aubrey) and grandmother to Erin McGuire (Kevin), the late Brian Hannan, Jessica Hoch (Victor), and Thomas Hannan (Amber). Ruth also leaves behind an impressive legacy in her eight adoring great grandchildren; Carly E. Johnston, Delaney Radtke, Xander Snow, Dillan McGuire, T.J. Hannan, Nathan McGuire, Oliver Hoch, and Reese Hannan.

Ruth was born in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia to the late Francis "Colonel" Wurgley and Mary Piper. She was the caring sister to the late William F. Wurgley and Richard Wurgley. Ruth was a proud graduate of Kensington high school class of 1950.
From an early age, Ruth was very devoted spreading scripture and furthering her musical talents. She was very involved with her local church, Alpha Baptist. For many years she led bible studies, youth group activities, and played piano and organ for the church services. She would meet her husband; George at Alpha Baptist and they were married in 1952.

In 1956, Ruth and George moved to Northeast Philadelphia to set down roots and raise a family. They became devoted members of the Rhawnhurst Baptist Church, where Ruth continued to share her musical talents and scripture ministries. In more recent years, they were active members of the Pennypack Baptist Church Community.

Ruth will be remembered for the many talents she possessed, and shared with the world. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. A poet, scripture scholar, community leader, musician, and teacher. She wrote many books, wrote music, and even finished a Cantata.

Relatives and friends are invited to Ruth's Life Celebration Visitation on Saturday November 27th from 10:30AM-12PM at the John F. Givnish Funeral Home (10975 Academy Road, Phila. 19154) with a service to start at 12PM; interment at Hillside Cemetery.

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10975 Academy Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154
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