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Ruth Brown

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- Ruth Lee Brown, 84, of Murphysboro died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004, at her home.

She was born July 10, 1920, in Anna, Ill., daughter of Harry L. and Cornelia Balden Brown.

Formerly of Union County, Brown worked at Wal-Mart in Murphysboro more than 18 years. She was a member of First Pentecostal Church and Senior Citizens in Murphysboro.

Survivors include two sons, Ken Whitaker of Murphysboro, Bill Whitaker of Reno, Nev.; a brother, James Brown of Des Moines, Iowa; and eight grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

Friends may call at Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home in Anna from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Richard Pearce officiating. Burial will be in Jonesboro Cemetery.