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ABCUSA: Ruth Housam, Former President of ABW Ministries, Dies

From "SCHRAMM, Richard" <>
Date Tue, 11 Feb 2003 14:02:54 -0500

American Baptist News Service (Valley Forge, Pa. 2/11/03)--Word has been
received of the death Feb. 8 of Ruth K. Housam, an active American Baptist
lay leader and former American Baptist Women's Ministries president.

Housam was national president of ABW Ministries from 1991 to 1994.  She also
had served as national ABW Ministries chair of communication/membership.  In
American Baptist Churches of Pennsylvania and Delaware she had served as ABW
Ministries president and chair of spiritual growth/family life.

In denominational service Housam had been a member of the American Baptist
Churches USA General Board (1991-1994), the Board of Educational Ministries
and the Review Commission on Denominational Structure and Process.

Condolences for her husband, the Rev. William B. Housam, and family may be
sent to him at 1036 Soledad Way, Lady Lake, FL 32159.

American Baptist News Service: Office of Communication, American Baptist
Churches USA, P.O. Box 851, Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851; (800)ABC-3USA x2077
/ (610)768-2077; fax: (610)768-2320;;

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