Gladys M. Ritterbusch

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Gladys M. Ritterbusch, 99, of Maryville, died Sunday, Sept. 30, at Oak Pointe in Maryville.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at the Hope Lutheran Church. Interment followed at Miriam Cemetery in Maryville. Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Lutheran Church or SSM Hospice of Maryville. Arrangements were under Price Funeral Home in Maryville.

She was born March 25, 1919, near Maryville, a daughter of the late Earl W. and Mabel Humphrey Cook. She was a graduate of Maryville High School and Northwest Missouri State Teachers College in Maryville. On March 22, 1945, she married Louis H. Ritterbusch in Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and he died in 1987. She married William Bedford Dysart on March 3, 1990, in Savannah, where they lived until his death in 1998. Mrs. Ritterbusch was a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Maryville, several civic and cultural organizations in Maryville, and bridge clubs in both Maryville and Savannah. She worked for the Strong, Strong & Prokes law firm in Maryville from 1959 until 1990.

She is survived by her son, Karl Ritterbusch, and his wife, Linda, of Maryville, and her children, Traci (Brian) Davenport of Maryville, Jami Briet of Midwest City, Okla., and Ryan (Holly) Hill of Maryville; seven great-grandchildren; and her son, Robert Ritterbusch, also of Maryville. Other survivors include her nieces, Sherry (Paul) Reiger of Falls City, Neb., and their children, Kevin and Kara; a niece, Virginia Gergen, and a nephew, William E. Gergen, both of Geneva, Neb.; and the children of Mr. Dysart, Berttis B. (Fran) Dysart of Woodlawn Park, Colo., and Marilyn J. (James) Merritt, Lexington, Ky., and their families.