|Birth: ||May 8, 1918|
|Death: ||Oct. 31, 2006|
Ruth Doran, 88, of Creston, died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006 at the Harlingen Medical Center in Harlingen, Texas.
Ruth Doran passed on from this life on October 31st, 2006, at the age of 88 in Harlingen, Texas. Ruth was born in Sheridan, Wyoming on May 8th, 1918, to Maude and Weaver Sampson, and lived in Lodge Grass and Wyola, Montana until the age of 8, when her family moved to Albany, Missouri where she graduated from Albany High School in 1936. She was a member of the Christian Church all her life and was active teaching adult Sunday school classes.
Ruth attended Northwest Teachers College in Maryville, Missouri and taught school in Gentry and Worth Counties in Missouri.
She attended the University of Missouri in 1941, where she met William F. (Bill) Doran, and she entered nursing school at Kansas City General Hospital in the fall of 1941. On November 26, 1943 Ruth married Ensign William F. Doran at First Christian Church in Kansas City, Missouri. She completed her RN studies in 1944, and then worked at Ellis Fletcher Cancer Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. Later she practiced nursing at various hospitals in Iowa.
Ruth lived in a number of towns in Missouri, Minnesota and Iowa before moving to Creston, Iowa in 1970. She and her husband Bill have been spending their winters in San Benito, Texas since 1982.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents Weaver and Maude Sampson, and two sisters, Retha (Sampson) Grace and Lucille (Sampson) Grace. She leaves behind her husband Bill, a son, Sam Doran and wife Carol of Wappingers Falls, New York, a daughter, Deborah (Doran) Walls and husband Tom of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, four grandchildren, Jayd Neely of New Orleans, Louisiana, Meghann Neely of Tempe, Arizona, Elizabeth Doran of Boston, Massachusetts, and Susan Doran of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and a number of cousins, nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.
Weaver William Sampson (1889 - 1968)
Maude Irene Gibbany Sampson (1892 - 1977)
Retha May Sampson Grace (1916 - 1976)*
Ruth Sampson Doran (1918 - 2006)
Lucille Maxine Sampson Grace (1920 - 1995)*
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Record added: Jul 29, 2007
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