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Ruth Lois Ray Brown
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Birth: Oct. 30, 1923
Death: Sep. 17, 2006

Ruth Lois (Ray) Brown, 82

Ruth Lois (Ray) Brown, 82 of Greenfield passed away on September 17, 2006 at Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield.

She was born on October 30, 1923 in Greensburg and she was the daughter of William Cortis and Mary Ellen Effie (Drane) Ray. She graduated from Greensburg High School in 1941 and attended Lain Business College in Indianapolis. She married James Gerald "Brownie" Brown.

She worked for Indianapolis Belting & Supply and Massey Ferguson, both in Indianapolis. She also worked as a cook at Brandywine Elementary School in Greenfield for 15 years. She was a member of Fountaintown Christian Church.

She is survived by her husband, James Gerald "Brownie" Brown of Greenfield; daughter, Nancy Jo (David) Moore of Lynn, Ind.; niece, Sue Ellen Partain of Greenwood; two grandchildren, Gretchen Smith of Fountain City, Ind. and Todd Moore of Lynn, Ind.; three great-grandchildren; and two great nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William Cortis and Mary Ellen Effie (Drane) Ray and a sister, Mary Louise Humphrey.

Visitation services will be on Wednesday, September 20 from 4 - 8 p.m. at Erlewein Mortuary in Greenfield. Funeral services will be on Thursday, September 21 at 1 p.m. at the mortuary with Pastor John Davis will officiate. Burial will follow at New Palestine Cemetery in New Palestine.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Memorial & Tributes Lockbox, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL, 60674 or to Greensburg Community School, Class of 1941 Scholarship, in memory of Ruth Lois Ray Brown, 504 E. Central Avenue, Attn: Terri, Greensburg, IN, 47240.
[Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, Decatur County, Indiana, September 19, 2006] 
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  J. Gerald Brown (1923 - 2011)
Married: June 29, 1946
New Palestine Cemetery
New Palestine
Hancock County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Block 1 Addition
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Record added: Sep 17, 2007
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