Mrs. Alta Helen Ruth Sampsell, 83

September 12, 2010
  • Mrs. Alta Helen Ruth Sampsell

APRIL 19, 1927-SEPT. 10, 2010

FREDERICK, Md. - Mrs. Alta Helen Ruth Sampsell, 83, of Frederick, died Friday, Sept. 10, 2010, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.

She was the wife of the late Clarence P. Sampsell.

Born April 19, 1927, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late John Clayton and Nora Hollyday Ruth.

Mrs. Sampsell had worked for many years in the credit department of Routzahn's Department Stores.

At one time, she was active in the Shookstown 4-H and the Frederick County 4-H Program.

Surviving are her two children, Douglas D. Sampsell and wife, Tracie, of Frederick, and Rebecca S. Wisner and husband, Rickey, of Frederick; one grandson, Douglas D. "D.J." Sampsell Jr. of Frederick; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, H. LeeRoy Ruth and Woodrow Ruth; and four sisters, Zona Bingaman, Anita Beard, Madeline Stouffer and LaBelle Harbaugh.

The family will receive friends Monday, Sept. 13, 2010, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Keeney and Basford P.A. Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick.


Funeral services will be Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010, at 10 a.m. in the Etchison Memorial Chapel at the funeral home. Pastor Christopher Wiles of Tri-State Fellowship Church in Hagerstown will officiate. Interment will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

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