Ruth Sullivan (Bussmann)
Sullivan, Ruth Ann (nee Bussmann), Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, on August 27, 2018 at the age of 90. Loving wife of 52 years of the late William J. Sullivan, Jr. Beloved mother of Jim (Therese) Sullivan, Daniel (Sarah) Sullivan, Mary Ann Sullivan (Rich) Esswein, Jane Sullivan Molina, David (Annie) Sullivan, and the late John, Susan and Bill Sullivan. Adored grandmother of Maggie (Vincent Malic), Hope and Elizabeth Sullivan; Kate Sullivan (Matt) Frades, Will and Becky Sullivan; Joe and John Esswein; Lily Sullivan; David (Dottie) Molina, John (Natalie) Molina, Michael Molina, Sarah Molina (Caleb) Rowe; and Ruby and Alice Sullivan. Doting great grandmother of Hazel, Owen, Anabelle, Lucas, and Florence.
Born 1928 in St. Louis, Ruthie was the youngest child of Katherine and Aloysius Bussmann, Sr. After attending St. Joseph’s Academy and Fontbonne College, became a long time resident of Louisville KY before returning to St. Louis. She loved horses and hosting Kentucky Derby parties, and maintained a lifelong interest in the St. Louis World’s Fair. Much loved by her many relatives and friends, and much appreciated for her volunteer work throughout her life. She will be missed by all.
Special thanks to the caring staffs at Provisions Living at West County, Legacy Therapy, and Seasons Hospice.
Visitation on Friday, Sept. 14th from 4-7:30 pm at Bopp Chapel, 10610 Manchester Rd., Kirkwood. Mass of Resurrection on Saturday, September 15th 10:00 am at Ste. Genevieve du Bois Catholic Church, 1575 N. Woodlawn, Warson Woods, followed by a reception at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the White House Retreat or the Alzheimer’s Association of Missouri appreciated.