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Obituary: Ruth W. Bridges Callihan, 93


March 28, 2019

Ruth Callihan

Ruth W. Bridges Callihan, 93, passed away March 23, 2019 in Cannelton, Indiana.

She was born in Kimball, Nebraska on April 3, 1925 to John Gettel and Rosa (Winters) Gettel.

She had worked most of her life as a dairy farmer and had owned and operated Douglas Bar and Grill in Douglas, Nebraska. She retired from Western Electric in Lincoln, Nebraska. She was a member of Petersburg Lutheran Church in Petersburg, Alaska where she was active in the Ruth Quilters and supported the youth ministry and Sons of Norway, where she enjoyed playing bingo. She also enjoyed sewing, quilting and fishing.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tyre Glen Bridges; two granddaughters and one great-great granddaughter; and seven siblings.

Surviving is her daughter, Lynda Towle of Douglas; four siblings; six grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Petersburg Lutheran Church.


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