Ruth N. Fitzpatrick

April 20, 1918 - August 29, 2007

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Ruth N. Fitzpatrick, 89, of Kendallville died Wednesday, August 29, 2007, at 3:50 p.m. in Provena Sacred Heart Home, Avilla.  Mrs. Fitzpatrick was a lifetime area resident.  She was the secretary to the principle at Northside Elementary School in Kendallville for 23 years.  She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church in Kendallville, and Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.  Mrs. Fitzpatrick was an avid reader, a seamstress and enjoyed knitting.  She enjoyed attending Noble County Community Concerts, Broadway shows and traveled extensively with her daughter and son-in-law.  She was affectionately known as “Bamma” by her grandchildren.
Ruth was born April 20, 1918, in Kendallville to Geoffrey L. and Mabel E. (Richard) Browand.  She was married in 1942 in Kendallville to Lawrence Brechbill.  He preceded her in death on August 13, 1944.  On September 30, 1950, in Dayton, Ohio, she married William F. "Fitz" Fitzpatrick.  He preceded her in death on December 3, 1988.
Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Kelli and Steven Burrill of San Francisco, CA; four grandsons, Joel, Jeff, Pete and Tom Burrill; nine great grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, June and Robert Brennan of Kendallville; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Browand.
Services will be Sunday, September 2nd at 3 p.m. at the Young Family Funeral Home, 222 South State Street, Kendallville with Rev. Leon Pomeroy of Faith United Methodist Church, Kendallville, officiating.  Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery, Kendallville.  Casketbearers will be Joel Burrill, Jeff Burrill, Tom Burrill, Mike Brennan, Jeff Brennan, Eric Smith, and Chuck Lemmon.  Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.  Preferred memorials are to the Ruth N. Fitzpatrick Memorial Fund, c/o Kendallville Public Library, 221 South Park Avenue, Kendallville, IN 46755

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Brad and Suzanne Nelson
September 3rd, 2007 9:08pm
Norcross, GA

Kelli, Steve, and Family I am sorry to hear about your mom. I have many great memories of coming to your house after various high school events and your mom always made us feel so welcome. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Brad and Suzanne

june wineland
September 2nd, 2007 12:59pm

Message so sorry, kelli. Ruth was a lovely lady in every way.

Larry & Shari Holbrook
September 2nd, 2007 3:20am

Kelli and family- You have our sympathy, thoughts and prayers.

Bill & Barbara Smith
September 1st, 2007 6:48pm
Columbia City, In.

Message--Dear June,Bob & family, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Ruth was a lovely person. We are sorry that we cannot attend the viewing or funeral. Bill is on the schedule to work on Sunday.

Barb B;urkhardt
September 1st, 2007 1:43pm
Ney, OH

Kelli, Steve, and family, I am so sorry to hear of yout Mother's passing. I have such great memories of her when we were all in school together. My prayers and thought are with you all this weekend. Love Barb

Peggy Zehr
September 1st, 2007 11:33am

I have many warm and lasting memories of your mom, Kelli, and am very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you, Peggy

Kevin Knott
August 31st, 2007 3:35pm
Boulder, Co

Message Kelli, I was saddened to hear of your mom's passing. I want to express my sympathy to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Kevin Knott