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Sympathy Notice: Ruth Brown

Posted: March 10 2021 at 01:03 PM

Mrs. Ruth E. Brown, spouse of deceased member Rev. Joseph Randall Brown of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away on February 26, 2021, at age 99. During his ministry in the Northern Illinois Conference, Rev. Brown served Bridgeview Redeemer, Stockton: Wesley, Sterling: First, Mount Carroll, and Plattville.
Funeral services were held March 8.

Messages of condolences may be sent to the family online 

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill in Mrs. Ruth Brown’s name or the First United Methodist Church and may be left with or mailed to the funeral home:

Countryside Funeral Home
101 N. Highland
Chanute, KS 66720

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