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Ruth Kimmer Burcham

January 8, 1922 — August 8, 2023

Mrs. Ruth Irene Kimmer Burcham, 101, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, August 8, 2023. Ruth was born January 8, 1922 in Yadkin County to Marvin and Sallie Kimmer. Ruth was a 1940 graduate of Boonville High School. She retired with over 30 years of service with Lucy Gray Beauty Shop. She was a member of Swaims Baptist Church for over 70 years, where she sang in the choir, she was a faithful member of her Sunday school class, and was a member of the WMU. She enjoyed traveling with her husband Herman, and spending time at their mountain cabin with their family and friends. They enjoyed their Sunday drives until they turned 100. In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her husband of 74 years, Herman Burcham, a niece, and special family, Jeff Rose. She is survived by her special family, Frank (Penny) Rose, Tim (Sue) Rose, and their children. A graveside service will be conducted at 2:00PM, Sunday, August 13, 2023 at Swaims Baptist Church with Pastor Gordon Macemore officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Swaims Baptist Church, 3919 Swaims Church Road Hamptonville, NC 27020. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the caregivers, Debbie, Angelica, Beverly, Susan, Kristy, Cammy, Macy, Rita, and Verina for the loving care given to Herman and Ruth. Also, a special thank you to Mtn. Valley Hospice, Debbie and nursing staff. Gentry Family Funeral Service in Yadkinville is serving the Burcham family.


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