Ruth Ellen Hampton

October 1, 1933 ~ August 23, 2021 (age 87)


Ruth Dice Bruch Hampton passed away peacefully Monday evening August 23, 2021, with family at her side. Ruth was born in DeKalb County, near Cameron, Missouri, on October 1, 1933, and was the fifth child of William Elmer and Bertha Luella Morris Dice.  She attended schools in the Summit community, Goodrich and Cameron High School.  In high school, Ruth was an honor student, played drums in the band and participated in several school organizations while working as a secretary for the Cameron city manager during her senior year.

She graduated from Cameron High School in 1951. Ruth attended Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa and was a cheerleader and homecoming queen her freshman year.  In June 1953, Ruth married Robert Page Bruch. Through the years Ruth worked for the Ninth Air Force and the 464th Troop Carrier Wing at Pope Air Force Base, North Carolina as an executive secretary for Civil Service, several universities, a radio station, an insurance company and their Community of Christ (RLDS) church office.  In January 1990, Ruth married Rollin Mark Hampton, a 1948 Cameron High School graduate. They made their home in Dayton, Maryland.  After Ruth's retirement in 1990, she volunteered for more than 25 years doing clerical work at Howard County General Hospital in Columbia, Maryland.  

Ruth is preceded in death by her parents, Dice brothers, William Eugene (Bill), Gerald, Thomas, Wilbur, and sister Marjorie Dice Taylor Stanley, infant daughter Larissa Kay Bruch, infant grandson, Owen Russel Bruch and step-granddaughter, Nicole Mendoza.  Ruth is survived by her husband, Rollin Mark Hampton, her children, Gerald (Stephanie) Bruch, Russel Bruch and Janelle Bruch Brubaker Dane; grandchildren Melissa (Wade) Smith, Keli Bruch, Nathan Bruch, Harrison Bruch, Renee Bruch, and Alex (Ashley) Brubaker; great-grandchildren Olivia Smith, Kason Smith, and Lucas Brubaker; stepson Mark Hampton; stepdaughter Lisa Hampton (John) Martin; step-grandchildren Daniel Hampton, Sara Hampton, Aaron  Roeder, Melissa Coger; step-great-grandchildren Penelope Coger, Clementine Coger; six Dice nieces and nephews, 11 grandnephews and grandnieces, five great-grandnephews and great-grandnieces, all of whom she remembered each birthday with cards and gifts.

Ruth was a wonderful, strong, independent and beautiful woman. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt who unswervingly put family first throughout her life. Ruth was an avid Kansas City Chief's fan and she will be missed by her many friends and family members.

Memorials may be given to Make-A-Wish Foundation or the American Cancer Society. Cremation has been entrusted to Donaldson Funeral Home of Clarksville, P.A., Clarksville, Maryland.  Memorial service to be determined at a later date.  Remembrances for the family may be written on the website.

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