Ruth Worth speaking on her experiences in China
Ruth Worth (1906-1991) was born into the missionary family of Dr. George C. Worth at their medical mission at Kiangyin (now Jiangyin) China. The Worth family is an old one in Wilmington, and well-known for their mission work overseas. Their missionary endeavors were sponsered by the First Presbyterian Church of Wilmington, and monetary donations by the Sprunt family as well. Ruth Worth spent most of her life as a hospital technician helping her father in China, except for her college years, trips home, and part of WWII, until the communists made all foreigners leave the country in 1952. She then spent 23 years as a medical missioary in Zaire, Africa, and made one more trip back to China in 1982. She passed away in 1991 and is buried in Oakdale Cemetery. She often spoke on her experineces overseas to church groups.
1986 July 10
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