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Mary Ruth Zook Espey
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Birth: Aug. 19, 1916
Indiana, USA
Death: Aug. 9, 2005
Adams County
Illinois, USA

Mary Z. Espey, age 88, 2821 Lincoln Hill Ct., NW, died Tuesday morning, August 9, at 4:55 am in Blessing Hospital.
She was born August 19, 1916 in Goshen, Indiana, the daughter of E. J. Zook and Mary Thutt Zook. On October 10, 1942, she married Dr. Hugh S. Espey in Goshen, Indiana. He preceded her in death on December 31, 2002.
She was a graduate of Goshen High School, Goshen, Indiana and a 1939 graduate of Cook County School of Nursing, Chicago, IL. She was also a graduate of Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana.
Mrs. Espey was a member of the First Union Congregational Church where she served on various boards and offices. She was a member of Atlantis for many years and served on the board of the Quincy Museum. She was a member of the Visiting Nurses Association, of which she was president, and also was on the board of the Adams County Chapter of the American Red Cross. She was on the board of the Family Service Agency (Cornerstone) of which she was president for two terms. For some years she was active in the Girls Scouts and was chairman of the committee that established the Two Rivers Council of Girl Scouts.
Survivors include 3 daughters, Barbra Espey, Mary Alice Espey, and Margo Penrose and her husband Patrick, Quincy; 1 son, Hugh Stewart "Ned" Espey, Des Moines, IA; 4 grandchildren, Paul Espey, Des Moines, IA; Samuel Espey, Des Moines, IA; Oliver Penrose, Quincy; and Elizabeth Penrose, Quincy. She also was preceded in death by a sister, Barbra Zook and a brother Paul D. Zook.
Memorial services will be Friday morning at 10 am at the Hansen Spear Funeral Home with the Rev. Henry Murray officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 5 until 7 pm. Private graveside services will be at Greenmount Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to First Union Congregational Church, American Heart Association, Quincy Museum or Blessing Foundation. Hansen Spear FH 
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  Ephraim J. Zook (1871 - 1964)
  Mary T. Zook (1877 - 1963)
  Hugh Stewart Espey (1912 - 2002)*
*Calculated relationship
Greenmount Cemetery
Adams County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Iriss Hill
Record added: Mar 30, 2014
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Mary Ruth <i>Zook</i> Espey
Added by: Iriss Hill
Mary Ruth <i>Zook</i> Espey
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 Added: Mar. 30, 2014

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