Obituaries: March 26, 2015

Published on: March 24, 2015

Kenneth-AndersonKenneth Charles Anderson

“Chuckster” Kenneth Charles Anderson went to be with his Lord on March 14, 2015. He began his journey on July 11, 1955, in Washington, D.C.  He traveled to many places before settling down to become embedded in the hearts of many and family to his friends. Chuckster was a loyal, honest, loving, hardworking man who is deeply missed.  He is survived by his family of humans and the love of his life, Christina Marie, and we would like to say, “Thanks for being in our lives, Qapla!”



Howard R. Brumleve

BrumleveHoward R. Brumleve, 86, of Sun City Center, Fla., formerly of Teutopolis, Ill., passed away Monday, March 16, 2015, at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa.

Howard was born December 8, 1928, in Teutopolis, the son of Ferdinand C. and Charlotte (Thoele) Brumleve. He married Patricia Walker on October 16, 1954, and she survives.

Howard graduated from Ohio State with a bachelor’s degree in engineering, was a member of Phi Kappa Theta and of the National Society of Professional Engineers.

flag-in-colorAfter graduating from the ROTC program at Ohio State, Howard served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. He later became the owner of Fluid Kinetics, where he was a hydraulic engineer. Howard was an Ohio State football fan and enjoyed golfing.

Howard was preceded in death by his parents.

Howard is survived by wife Patricia of Sun City Center, Fla.; children Ann (Jeff) Morris of Austin, Texas, Paul (Chris) of Holden, Mass., Mary (Lou) Howell of St. Louis, Mo., Patty Brumleve of Holden, Mass., and Martha (Tom) Lord of St. Louis; grandchildren Madeline, Lily, Charlotte, Joshua, Jonathan, Elizabeth (Jake), Timothy, Andrew (Amanda), Matthew, Sarah, Brendan and Nicholas; and great-grandson Isaac.

A Funeral Mass was held Monday, March 23, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Teutopolis; burial with military rites was in St. Francis Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center, 3800 Park Ave., St. Louis, MO) 63110.

Bauer Funeral Home in Teutopolis is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at


Rita J. Foley

Rita J. Foley, age 85, of Sun City Center, Fla., formerly of Brookfield, Ohio, passed on Sunday, March 22, 2015.

Rita was born May 13, 1929, in Pittsburgh, Pa.; graduated from Ursuline High School and attended Kent State University.  She married Ed Foley in 1949, and leaves five children, 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Arrangements entrusted to National Cremation & Burial Society, Ruskin.


Doris E. Ruhsam

Doris E. Ruhsam, 90, of Sun City Center, Fla., passed away on March 15, 2015. Born in Plainfield, Conn., she was the daughter of John and Jane Taylor. She spent the first half of her life in New Bedford and Dartmouth, Mass., before moving to Florida in 1971. She lived in Sun City Center for the last 13 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Col. John Ruhsam, whom she married in 1986; husband Walter K. Schramm; and husband John F. Medeiros Sr.; son John Medeiros Jr.; and stepson James Ruhsam.

Doris is survived by her sons Richard P. (Helen) Medeiros of Rochester, Ma.; Ronald W. Medeiros of New Bedford; and stepsons John P. (Christina) Ruhsam of Fort Myers, Fla.; and Thomas (Lisa) Ruhsam of Vancouver, Wash. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Educated in New Bedford, she was a dental hygienist. She also did volunteer work at St. Luke’s Hospital there. She was a member of the United Community Church of Sun City Center. Traveling the world was her greatest passion.

In accordance to her wishes, there will be no visitation or services held. A burial service will be at a later date in a private ceremony.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, with gratitude.


Natalie J. Tryon

Natalie J. Tryon, 85, of Sun City Center, Fla., passed away February 23, 2015. She was born in Tacoma, Wash., on September 1, 1929, to the late Frank and Virginia Stone of St. Petersburg Beach, Fla. She graduated from Lake Forest High School, Lake Forest, Ill., and attended Carroll College in Waukesha, Wis.

She was past regent of Colonel George Mercer Brooke Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter, president of the Sun City Center Investment Club, co-president of Sun City Center Audubon Club, a member of the Sun City Center Photo Club, a volunteer for the Sun City Center Security Patrol and a member of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Virginia Stone, and by her half-brother, Robert Dale Stone. Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Bill Tryon; son and daughter-in-law Mark and Carol Tryon; daughters and sons-in-law Randi and Jeff Reynolds and Melinda and Michael Tunner; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015, at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb Blvd. W., Sun City Center.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, 12902 USF Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612 or St. Andrew Presbyterian Church.

Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home.