Ruth Marie Kennedy, Madison, WI

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

August 20, 2014

Ruth Marie Kennedy, 71, of Madison, passed away on Aug. 20, 2014, at UW Hospital in Madison. Ruth was born to the late John and Melva (Jones) Drought. She attended Janesville schools and eventually graduated from St. Mary's in Milwaukee. She lived and worked in Chicago, as a waitress before moving to Madison, in 1985. Ruth loved the Packers and was an avid car fan.

Ruth is survived by her daughter, Charlyn (James Zurfluh) Sorenson of Brodhead, WI; two sons, Wesley (Debra) Walikonis of Appleton, WI, Robin (Michelle) Brown of Chicago, IL; five grandchildren: Justin (Karissa) Sorenson, Kathy (Jeremiah) Gottschall, Marissa Sorenson, Casey Walikonis, David Brown; eight great-grandchildren; five sisters: Phyllis (Vern) Oeshele of Texas, Patricia McKeown of Milton, Mary (Clifford) Crichton of McFarland, WI, Cathy Whithers of Edgerton, WI, Barbara (Gary) Rowin of Madison, WI; a brother: Michael (Darcie) Drought of Edgerton; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; seven brothers: Phillip Drought of Germany, James Drought of North Carolina, Robert Drought of Ohio, Roger Drought of St. Cloud, MN, Harold Drought of Tomah, WI, David Drought of Milton, WI, Theodore Drought of Washington; and one sister, Wanda Drought.

Memorial services will be held at 11 AM on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at MILTON LAWNS MEMORIAL PARK, Janesville, with Fr. Dave Timmerman officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday at MILTON LAWNS from 10 AM until the start of the service. ALBRECHT FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATION SERVICES, MILTON, are assisting the family with arrangements.

Albrecht Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Milton

828 S. Janesville St., 608-868-2542



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