Ruth Ann Bridgewater

By The Mercury

Ruth Ann Bridgewater, 82, of Wamego and formerly of Topeka died Tuesday at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Ruth was born June 10, 1931 in Chapman, the daughter of Lorraine and Edith (Matthews) Kelly. Ruth married Erv Bussart Sr. They later divorced.

On Oct. 29, 1973, Ruth was united in marriage to Lawrence Bridgewater in Miami, Okla. He survives of the home. Other survivors include her daughter, Kathy Bracken (Louis) of Wamego; her stepson, David Bridgewater (Ellen) of Wichita; a sister, Mary Chambers of Topeka; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Michael Bussart, and brother, Larry Kelly.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Wamego. A visitation will begin prior at 10 a.m. Private family inurement will be at a later date.

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