Ruth Egan

    Ruth (Voglewede) Egan, 95, of Louisville, originally of Decatur, passed away peacefully Monday, August 5, 2013, after a long and fulfilling life.
    Ruth earned her first bachelor's degree from Mount St. Joseph College, majoring in chemistry and biology and graduating cum laude. Afterward, she earned her second bachelor's degree in medical technology from St. Louis University.
    Throughout her life, Ruth had the pleasure of membership in several organizations in Louisville, such as Queen’s Daughters Auxiliary, Bellarmine Women’s Council, Right to Life and Louisville Orchestra. She also enjoyed being a lector and Eucharistic minister for her church, Saint Albert the Great, and for over 30 years Ruth worked as a nursing home volunteer.
    In August of 1986, Ruth was preceded in death by her loving husband of 43 years, Walter Edward Egan. She was also preceded by her parents, Charles and Anna Terveer Voglewede; son-in-law, Paul Abbott; six brothers and two sisters.
    Survivors include her children, David (Mary) Egan of Cincinnati; Mary Beth Abbott, Rita Egan of Lexington, Kentucky; Kathleen Moerschell of Bend, Oregon; Eileen (David) Kaelin and Michael (Shannon) Egan of Cincinnati; grandchildren, Bethany (Jason) Smith, Eric and Alan Abbott, Elizabeth Egan, Adam (Wesley) Moerschell, Alison (Jonathan) Mallahan, Walter Kaelin, Daniel (Jordan) Kaelin, Michael and Annabelle Egan; and three great-grandchildren.
    Her funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday, August 9, at Saint Albert the Great in Louisville, with burial to follow in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Thursday, August 8, at Ratterman Brothers Funeral Home, 3711 Lexington Road. Ratterman & Sons Funeral Home is caring for arrangements. Online condolences may be left at
            In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made to the Bellarmine University Library Fund, Right to Life or Saint Albert the Great Catholic Church.