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Ruthie B. (Scott) Burton

February 6, 1936 ~ March 28, 2021 (age 85)

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Ruthie B. Scott Bridgeman-Burton

Life’s Reflection

Ruthie B. Scott Bridgeman- Burton was born February 6, 1936 in Minden, Louisiana to Royal Scott Sr. and Eula B. Webb- Scott.  She was the first born of three children.  Ruthie was preceded in death by both parents and oldest daughter, Carole Ann Bridgeman-Young. 

After her parents moved to Kansas City, Kansas, Ruthie received her formal education in Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools and graduated in the Sumner High School Class of 1954. She then attended Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas.

In 1958, Ruthie met her future husband, Alfred Bridgeman of Louisville, Kentucky, and they were wed in Kansas City Kansas.   Born to this union were Alfred Scottie Bridgeman (KCKS), Carole Ann Bridgeman (Deceased) (KCKS), Victor Lloyd Bridgeman (Chicago), Sharita Linette Bridgeman-Kayembe (N. Richland, TX). In 1972, she re-married Alfred Burton and to this union one son was born, Alton Ray Burton, Sr.

Ruthie began her work career early but secured her favorite job as a Super Banker with Douglas Bank, Kansas City, Kansas in 1974, where she worked for 10 years.  She then worked for the Internal Revenue Service for 16 years before retiring in 2005.

Ruthie accepted Christ at an early age and was a member for many years at King Solomon Baptist Church in Kansas City Kansas, where her father, Royal Scott, Sr. was a deacon.  She later moved her membership to Salem Baptist Church in 1972, under the Pastorship of the late Rev. Charles B. Bailey.

Bailey where she has remained a faithful member (49 years) until her God called her to rest.  She was an active member, as she enjoyed playing the piano and had a beautiful singing voice, which she used as a member of the Salem Senior Choir for several years.  She was active in the Mission and initiated the Ruth Circle at Salem.  Ruthie loved going to church activities and services and the Christian fellowship.

In her spare time, she loved shopping, she enjoyed movie theaters and in “older days” she loved drive-in movies with family and dancing.  Family gatherings were important to her and especially hosting them. Her family was always a priority with Ruthie.

Left to cherish her love and memory are her siblings Reverend Royal Scott Jr. (Sandra Jean) of Haughton, Louisiana, Evelyn Scott Walker (Carlos Sr.) of Kansas City, Missouri, her four children, 21 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and close friends.

On March 28th, 2021 God’s angels escorted Ruthie B. Scott Bridgeman- Burton from her earthly home to her Heavenly reward. 

We thank God for the Love and the Legacy.

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April 2, 2021

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Salem Baptist Church
1820 N. 11 Street
Kansas City, Kansas 66101

Funeral Service
April 2, 2021

11:00 AM
Salem Baptist Church
1820 N. 11 Street
Kansas City, Kansas 66101

Video is available for this event

Interment Following Funeral Service
April 2, 2021

Highland Park Cemetery
KANSAS CITY, KS 66102-3799

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