Ruth Anne Hampshire, 83, homemaker, nurse

August 27, 2004

Ruth Anne Hampshire, a homemaker who earlier worked as a registered nurse, died Aug. 20 at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care of complications from a fall. She was 83.

She was born Ruth Anne Malthan in Baltimore and raised in Hamilton. She was a 1939 graduate of the Institute of Notre Dame and earned a nursing degree in 1945 from the old Mercy Hospital School of Nursing.

She worked for a year as a nurse at Mercy until marrying Lynwood Hampshire Sr., a Baltimore general contractor, in 1946. He died in 1993.

Mrs. Hampshire worked in her husband's office and later volunteered for a decade at Good Samaritan Hospital. She enjoyed growing roses in the yard of her home of 70 years on Chesley Avenue.

She was a communicant of St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church, where a funeral Mass was offered Tuesday.

Survivors include two sons, Lynwood Hampshire Jr. of Reidsville, N.C., and Timothy Hampshire of Parkville; two daughters, Lynanne Bertumen of Lutherville and Denise Lamond of Overlea; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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