Sunday, September 14, 2008

Ruth Shorey

For those of you with whom I grew up & went to church camp, you may remember Kevin & Ruth Shorey - niece & nephew of Leroy & Jane Ramsey. Kevin & Ruth recently answered a call to serve with Leroy & Jane in China. After arriving there, Ruth began having health problems & ended up having emergency surgery in Bangkok, Thailand. The surgery went well, however, she had a post-op pulmonary embolism, was rushed to the hospital, and ultimately passed away.

Memorial services are scheduled for Saturday, September 20 at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist in Longview, Texas. Donations for travel & burial expenses are being accepted, and I have that information if you'll simply post a comment that you would like to have it.

UPDATE: As a family we have decided this should be a celebratory service, so we will wear clothing that she loved us in. Please wear what will be comfortable for you. Thank you for all your help and support. Esther


Anonymous said...

I am a youth "groupie" of theirs from 15 years ago at FUMC, Irving. Shocked to hear this news about Ruth's passing. She had a HUGE role in discipling me in the faith when I first became a Christian. What an AMAZING woman. The world is a lesser place without her. Would you please get the donation info to me, as our family would like to help. Thank you so much.
Julie Hickman

Anonymous said...

Can you provide an email for kevin for me please? I grew up with him at fumcitusa.
Today was a one of the hardest days. Your heroes aren't supposed to be sad.
Thank you
Justbrookes at tmail dot com