Ruth Bredeman, 86, of Raytown, MO left this world to enter heavenly presence and join her husband and other family members on August 26, 2008.

Ruth was born April 2, 1922 to Lynn and Elizabeth Shackelford. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Ruth loved to read, play bridge, and was an avid sports fan. She was a loving mother and wife and will be dearly missed by all.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, John Oliver Bredeman, daughter, Mary Patricia Bray, son, Geoffrey Stephen Bredeman and a grandson Geoffrey Dean Bredeman.

She is survived by sons, John Bredeman and wife Peggy, Lawrence Bredeman, and wife Elizabeth, James Bredeman and wife Janey, daughters, Lynne Wolfe and husband Ben, Julie Bredeman, 17 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday August 29, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Raytown; cremation. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday August 28th at the church. Contributions are suggested to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Fond memories and condolences for the family may be left at Arrangements are under the direction of D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Floral Hills Chapel, Kansas City, 816-353-1218.