Ruth (Hamlin) Stairs

d. July 07, 2003

BAKERSFIELD, CA - Ruth (Hamlin) Stairs "Ketchum" passed away on July 7, 2003, at home after a long illness. Ruth was married to the late Ondon P. Stairs, an American Baptist clergyman, who served churches in Dexter, Gardiner, Presque Isle and Augusta. While in Augusta, Ruth wrote a weekly column for the Kennebec Journal entitled "The Parsonage Scene," and she also had articles published occasionally by Downeast Magazine. Ruth is survived by two sisters, Joan Bishop of Milo and Louise Hussey of Jim Thorpe, Pa.; three children, Michael of Philadelphia, Pa., Beth Zaccaro of Los Angeles, Calif. and Lake View, Peter of Bakersfield, Calif.; and five grandchildren. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Milo Evergreen Cemetery, with the Rev. Michelle St. Cyr officiating

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