Ruth McGinnis-Ensor

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Ruth McGinnis-Ensor, 89, of Westminster, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family at Carroll Lutheran Village on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013.

Born July 18, 1923, in Baltimore County, she was the daughter of the late Harry Newton Henritz and Amelia Louise Spealmann Henritz. Twice married, her first husband Lawrence Alton McGinnis Sr., died Sept. 1, 1978, and second husband Roland L. Ensor, died May 18, 2011.

Before retiring, she worked at Social Security. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church. She enjoyed camping, traveling, sewing, canning, car races, watching the Ravens and spending time with her family. She was also a homemaker.

Surviving are sons and daughter-in-laws Lawrence A. Jr., and Brenda McGinnis, of Owings Mills; David M. and Lois McGinnis, of Westminster; daughters and sons-in-law Brenda C. and Russell Stewart, of Phenix City, Ala.; Patricia A. and Daniel Reed, of Westminster; stepdaughter Evie Hathaway and husband Clement, of Denton; seven grandchildren Michael and Kevin McGinnis, Christina Williams, Melissa Porter, Kelli Renfro, Andrew and Lori Ann Reed; two step-grandchildren Sherye Nickerson and Ashley Steward, 11 great-grandchildren Austin and Colby Porter, Jacob, Trevor and Kendall Poole, Lexi and Madison McGinnis, Hunter Renfro, Aryn and Logan Steward and Levi Nickerson.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 today at the Fletcher Funeral and Cremation Services, 254 E. Main St., Westminster.

Memorial services followed by a luncheon will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday at Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll St., Westminster, with the Revs. Kevin and Martha Clementson officiating. Inurnment will follow in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Smallwood.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll St., Westminster or to Carroll Hospice, 292 Stoner Avenue, Westminster.

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Published in Carroll County Times on Jan. 20, 2013
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