In Memoriam

| June 27, 2011

The Columbia, S.C., campus is sad to share news of the passing of recent Webster retiree Ardith Brearton. Ardith was the financial aid representative for Columbia Metro from fall 2007 through spring 1 of 2011. “Ardith helped a lot of students while she was here at Webster and she did it with a lot of patience and professionalism,” said Alice Jones, CRC at Columbia Metro campus. “She will be greatly missed.”

Further Details

A memorial service for Ardith N. (Williams) Brearton, 62, of Columbia will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 28, 2011, at Transfiguration Catholic Church in Blythewood. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Kornegay & Moseley Funeral Home & Cremation Service is in charge.

Ardith died Wednesday June 22, 2011 at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C. Born in Schenectady, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Arlene (Damberg) Williams. Ardith was a mother of three, member of Transfiguration Catholic Church, a teacher, and recent retiree of Webster University.

Ardith is survived by her husband, Richard Brearton, III; a son, Richard Brearton, IV; two daughters, Jacqueline (Bill) Cleary and Sarah (Jon) Tichenor; two grandchildren, Billy and Chase Cleary; a sister-and brother-in-law, Patricia and William Munoff.

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