obituary header
Welcome to the memorial page for

Sarah Ruth Brelsford

November 18, 1916 ~ November 1, 2017 (age 100)

Share using:         

Sarah Ruth Brelsford – age 100 of Kansas City, MO passed away Wednesday night, November 1st, 2017 at Garden Valley Nursing and Rehab in Kansas City, MO. It was on November 18th, 1916 that the lord blessed the home of Milton Hiram and Hattie (Cooper) Brelsford with the gift of a daughter. Ruth was raised on the family farm west of Polo, MO and graduated from Mirable High School. Following graduation, she obtained her teaching certificate from Warrensburg State Teacher’s College. Ruth began her teaching career in a one-room school in southern Missouri. She later came back and taught at Mirable Grade School. During the second World War, Ruth moved to Kansas City, where she worked at Remington Arms and Montgomery Wards, where she retired as a secretary in 1981. She also worked at the Pratt and Whitney Aircraft Company during the Korean War and later as a secretary at the Wornall Road Baptist Church. Despite her retirement, she obtained her real estate license at the age of 65 and sold homes well into her 90’s. Ruth was a regular attendee and contributor at church throughout her life. She regularly taught Sunday School classes, and was actively involved in the Christian Business and Professional Women’s Club of Kansas City for several years. Ruth was a member of Metro North Baptist Church. In 2010 she moved to the Garden Village independent living center, where she built friendships and enjoyed helping people (like she did all of her life). Ruth enjoyed going to the Opera with her brother, Hiram.

Ms. Brelsford was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Hiram Brelsford. Survivors include; brother, Horace Brelsford and wife Lela of Kansas City, MO; nephew, Ken Brelsford and wife Jane of St. Louis, MO; niece, Diana Staggs and husband Mark of Lufkin, TX; great nephew, Michael Brelsford of St. Louis, MO; great nephew, Matthew Staggs and wife Jessica of Dallas, TX; great niece, Jessica Staggs of Tyler, TX; close cousin, Joy Coleman of Overland Park, KS; 3 great-great nieces, several cousins and friends also survive.

Memorial contributions are suggested to The City Union Mission in Kansas City, MO in loving memory of Sarah Ruth Brelsford and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home (301 E. Elm St Polo, MO 64671). Funeral services will be held Monday, November 6th, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Prairie Ridge Church, 5 miles west of Polo, MO. The family will receive friends one-hour prior to the service at the church. Interment to follow the services at Prairie Ridge Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Stith Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Polo, MO. Online guestbook at www.stithfamilyfunerals.com


SERVICES
Burial

Monday, November 06, 2017

Prairie Ridge Cemetery
East of the church
,

Visitation

Monday, November 06, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Prairie Ridge Church
6951 SW Hwy 116
Polo, Missouri 64671

Funeral Service

Monday, November 06, 2017
2:00 PM

Prairie Ridge Church
6951 SW Hwy 116
Polo, Missouri 64671

© 2017 Stith Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS