Ruth A. Bradbury

Ruth A. Bradbury, 88, of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, passed away May 26, 2013 at Good Samaritan Nursing Center. Graveside services will be held at Bonner Springs City Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 11, 2013.

Ruth was born December 4, 1924 to Oscar and Blanche Schubert of Bonner Springs, Kansas. She graduated from Bonner Springs High School in 1941 and received an education degree from Kansas State University in 1945. Her registered nursing degree was from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, followed by a graduate degree from Case Western Reserve University in 1948. Ruth was an instructor/administrator at the St. Luke’s Hospital nursing school during the 1950’s. In 1966 she married Jack Bradbury and worked as a school nurse until the couple moved to Lake Winnebago in Lee’s Summit, MO. She retired in 1987 after working as an administrator at Higginsville State Hospital for 15 years.

Ruth was a proud member of Kappa Delta Sorority and belonged to First Presbyterian Church of Lee’s Summit. Survivors include three nieces, Bobbie Dall (Bob), Olathe KS; Cathy Burnett (Dave), N.C., Sandra Sprandl, Germany; and many friends and neighbors. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke’s College of Health Sciences, 624 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO 64111.

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  1. Sherry Wells Mustapha on June 10, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    Ruth was my teacher, later my mentor, and finally my neighbor and friend. She was a lovely lady. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

  2. Carolee Fitzgerald Cargile on June 10, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    from the class of 1952 our thoughts and prayers to the family of
    Miss Schubert” our nursing arts instructor @ St. Lukes school of nursing for many of us it was our very first introduction to the world of nursing. her thorough teaching of the basics remained with us all through our careers. (I still make a bed the way she taught )

  3. Etta Bartlett Farney on June 9, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Ruth was assistant director of nursing when I was in school at Luke’s and remained a friend for years afterward. I am very grateful to her.

  4. Joy Lefmann Scheunemann on June 9, 2013 at 7:22 am

    My thoughts are with her family. She was my instructor at St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing from 1950-1953. She was very thorough with her teaching and caring.
    Joy Lefmann Scheunemann

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