obit17HENDERSON, KY - Ruth Walden Bumpus, 79, Henderson, passed away at 7:05 a.m. Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, at Lucy Smith King Care Center.

Ruth was a member of the Ermine Ford No. 9 Eastern Star in Poole and was the Worthy Grand Matron of Kentucky during the years of 1972-73. She devoted much of her life to the philanthropies associated with the organization.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Burford Walden and Violet Clark; one brother, B.E. Walden Jr.; and one sister, Anne Eastham.

Survivors include one daughter, April Gregory and her husband, Gary, of Ponte Vedra, Fla.; one son, Alan Bumpus and his wife, Dawn, of Corydon; one sister, Jean Yeager of Franklin, Ind.; her sister in Christ, Juanita Ellis of Henderson; her daughter in Christ, Dr. Della Ellis of Oklahoma City, Okla.; two grandchildren, Geremy Gregory and his wife, Susan, of Atlanta and Andraea Stowers and her husband, James, of Ormond Beach, Fla.; two great-grandchildren; nine nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to thank the caregivers of Lucy Smith King Care Center for Ruth's excellent care and comforting attention.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Tomblinson Funeral Home Henderson Chapel. The Rev. Mary Wrye will officiate. Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and after 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Anthony's Hospice. 2410 S. Green St., Henderson, KY 42420.

Online condolences may be made at

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