Ruth H. Andrews Chambliss

November 23, 1926August 12, 2013

Ruth H. Andrews Chambliss, R.N., went to be with the Lord on Monday morning, August 12, 2013 at the tender age of 86. Affectionately called “Ms. Ruth” her lifelong passion for Nursing began in 1945 as a member of the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corp in WWII, holding the title of Corporal, U.S. Army. She was a graduate of Hackensack School of Nursing, Hackensack, NJ, did post-grad work at Children’s Hospital in Washington, D.C. and earned her B.S. Degree in Nursing from the College of St. Frances, Joliet, IL. Her Montgomery work resume consisted of Baptist Medical Center 1967 -1976, Alabama Medicaid Associate Director Hospital Program 1976-1986 and Wiregrass Hospice 2000-2005. Ruth is best remembered by her infectious smile, vibrant personality and non work life loves of Mickey Mouse and Disney World, Auburn “War Eagle” football and anything Christmas with “Jingle Bells”. Also known as “Memaw” she is survived by her loving family: Daughter and Son-in-Law, Diane Andrews King and Charles M. King of Montgomery, AL; Grandsons and wives, Shawn and Nicole Hartsfield, Jacksonville, FL, Chris and Julie Hartsfield of Valrico, FL, Trent and Amy Hartsfield of Parma, OH; Granddaughter-in-Law, Amanda M. King of Orlando, FL; seven Great Grandchildren, Sara, Alex, Brodie, Ethan, Blake, Sophia and Maxwell; and two Great Great Grandsons, Tommy and Charlie. A Memorial Service will be held at White Chapel Funeral Home with details to be announced at a later date. Presently, well wishes and condolences may be expressed to family via Gentiva Hospice.


Ruth H. Andrews Chambliss

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Tommy Ratliff

August 19, 2013

Diane and Family :

Your Mother/Grandmother was a very special person. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and the Family.


Trent Hartsfield

August 17, 2013

My Grandmother was a woman of strength -- strength of intellect, strength of compassion, strength of faith, and strength of heart. She was always one to care of others and left a mark on so many even in her final years when her body failed her. She was so proud of her Daughter and passed along that strength to her who became an amazing woman and Mother. I take comfort in knowing that she is in peace now and the life of the party with family and friends lost. I love you Memaw, I miss you, and will remain strong because of you.

Della Andrews-Yerby

August 16, 2013

Diane, I am so sorry about your Mom. But one thing that will help you through this, is that you know you will see her again, one day. This is a short separation for you and her. I did not get to meet Ruth, but sure heard a lot about her from Uncle Wallace, Aunt Mildred, Uncle Palmer, and Aunt Marie. They truly loved your mother, so very much. Ruth had to be a very special, loving, person. I'm just sorry I never had the chance to meet her. God Bless you, Diane. I'm praying for you, daily, and you are always in my thoughts. It is hard to lose a Mother, but the pain will get somewhat better.

Carolyn Andrews

August 15, 2013

Oh my dear Aunt Ruth. You were a special Aunt for me. You were funny and enjoyed life. I remember when when you lived in Clearwater, Florida [even when you lived in New Jersey (but vaguely)] The alligators growled across the road from your home. We kids slept on the floor, and I remember being afraid they would come and get our legs. Your spirit was such a joy. Be free. May you have peace in the Lord. Love Carrie

August 14, 2013

I worked with Ruth at Medicaid in Montgomery, AL, in the late 1970s. She was like a breath of fresh spring air on a "hot summer's day." She was always laughing and spreading joy. She will be greatly missed. Sue O'Neill (Lineville, AL)


August 14, 2013

I loved Ruth as my own mother, and
a more positive, kinder, caring soul you will never find.
Go to your rest in peace mom, for you are loved.