Services for Ruth Reichert Bartlett, 86, of Salado, will be Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 11:00 AM at the First Baptist Church of Salado with Pastor Dr. Travis Burleson officiating. A gathering and visitation will be Wednesday, May 11, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at The Venue, Royal Street, Salado. Burial will be private at Salado Cemetery.
Mrs. Bartlett died Saturday May 7, 2016 at a local hospital.
Ruth was born in Sharp, TX to Rufus and Thelma Reichert. She attended Sharp school and graduated from Yoe High School in Cameron. After graduating from business school in Austin, she married Bill C. Bartlett in 1955. She spent 60 years as a loving mother and wife. Her grandchildren were her joy and brought her much happiness.
Ruth loved her community and served Salado for over 43 years. She spent countless hours volunteering at First Baptist Church Salado. Ruth was an endless caregiver for people in need and spent many days preparing meals, volunteering, and encouraging those that surrounded her.
She is survived by her husband Bill; a son, Gary Bartlett, and wife Jane, two daughters, Sue Ellen Slagel, and husband Joe Vaughn, and Melanie Kirchmeier, and husband Bob Roemer, all of Salado; two brothers, Preston Reichert of Temple, Jimmy Reichert of Salado; two sisters, Danna Wood of Colorado and Virginia Wallace of Temple, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, and a multitude of extended family and close friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents and sister Helen Brady.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Salado Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 503, Salado, TX. 76571.
Services are in the care of Broecker Funeral Home, Salado.