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641 S. Broadway
GEORGETOWN, KY 40324
Phone: 502-863-3550
Fax: 502-603-8298
Ruth Hapke

Ruth Naomi Hapke

Sunday, August 22nd, 1937 - Saturday, November 30th, 2019
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Obituary

Ruth Naomi Hapke, 82, passed away Saturday, November 30, 2019 in Georgetown, Kentucky. Born in Merna, NE, she was the daughter of the late Alfred E. and Nellie Smith Hapke.

She was a former Nuclear Material Specialist with the Los Alamos National Lab, retiring after 33 years in Los Alamos, New Mexico. A U.S. Army veteran, she served as a stenographer at NATO Headquarters in Belgium receiving the National Defense Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal and Good Conduct Medal. She enjoyed spending time with her grandson, and taking care of animals, especially her cats. She was known by many names including Mom, Grannye, Aunt Nomi, Nomi, Naomi, and Nannie.

She is survived by her son and daughter in law, Greg and Holly Hapke, Georgetown, KY; grandson, Aiden Hapke; sister, Joan Crosby, Huntington Beach, CA; sister-in-law, Doris Hapke, Yukon, OK; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Dorothy M. Murphy and Audrey J. Kittrell and brothers, Frank E. Hapke, Robert E. Hapke and Richard D. Hapke.

Graveside services will be 10 AM Monday, Dec. 9, 2019 at Camp Nelson National Cemetery, Jessamine County, KY. Visitation will be 5:30-7:30 PM Sunday at Johnson’s Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Scott County Humane Society, PO Box 821, Georgetown, KY 40324.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, December 8th, 2019 | 5:30pm - 7:30pm
    When
    Sunday, December 8th, 2019 5:30pm - 7:30pm
    Location
    Johnson's Funeral Home
    Address
    641 S. Broadway
    Georgetown, Kentucky 40324
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  • Service

    Monday, December 9th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Monday, December 9th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    Camp Nelson National Cemetery
    Address
    6980 Danville Road
    Nicholasville, Kentucky 40356
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    Officiant
    Robert Smith
  • Interment

    Monday, December 9th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Monday, December 9th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    Camp Nelson National Cemetery
    Address
    6980 Danville Rd
    Nicholasville, KY 40356
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Vonda R. Dole

Posted at 10:11pm
In memory of Ruth "Naomi" Hapke. One of my favorite cousins, US Veteran, and truly incredible person.
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Vonda Dole

Posted at 09:44pm
Greg, Holly, and "little man" , Naomi and I worked together for more than 20 years before we discovered we were 5th or 6th cousins. My mother was a "family tree" buff. Imagine my surprise when I found Grandma and Grandpa Hapke from Germany. They were married in the 1700's. I brought a copy of the wedding picture in to show Naomi and her response was "I have that picture in my trunk!" We had quite fun with calling each other "cuz" at work and on Facebook. I will truly miss her comments on life and politics. And thank you so much for giving her a grandson that was truly the most special gift she could have ever received . Much Love and Sympathies, "Cuz" Vonda R. Dole
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Irma&Farmon Childress

Posted at 08:47pm
My condolences to your family,My God,family and friends be with you during this time of grief.
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