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Ruth I Curtis Brigham
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Birth: Jun. 30, 1918
Crowley County
Colorado, USA
Death: Dec. 21, 2008
Allen County
Kansas, USA

Published Dec. 22, 2008 - Iola, KS

Ruth I. Brigham, 90, of Iola, Kansas, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008, at her home.

She was born June 30, 1918, in Crowley County, Colorado, the daughter of Bertwin Webster and Mary Elizabeth (Donald) Curtis.

The family moved to LaHarpe, KS, and then to Iola, KS. She graduated from Iola High School and attended the University of Kansas.

On Nov. 10, 1943, she married Arthur P. Brigham Jr. They made their home in Iola. He died Jan. 1, 1975.

She worked a number of years for her father in his furniture store. Her husband had been in the oil business, and she continued with the operation of the business.

She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church and Altar Society.

She enjoyed playing bridge.

She is survived by two sons, Perry and wife, Patty, Bonner Springs, KS, and Tom and wife, Judy, Iola, KS; a daughter, Susan Mueller and husband, Dan, Burlington, KS; a brother, Bill Curtis and wife, Helen Shepherd, Mammoth, CA; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Four sisters, Helen Hines, Rose Nell Edwards, Claradell Kile and Dorothy Griffith, died earlier.

Funeral Mass will be at St. John's Catholic Church, Iola. Interment will be in Highland Cemetery, Iola, Kansas. The Revs. Robert Wachter and William Porter will officiate.

Memorials to St. John's Catholic Church or fund of donor's choice may be left at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapels, which is in charge of arrangements.

Family links: 
  Bertwin Webster Curtis (1887 - 1971)
  Mary Elizabeth Donald Curtis (1890 - 1968)
  Arthur P Brigham (1923 - 1975)
  Ruth I Curtis Brigham (1918 - 2008)
  Claradell Curtis Kile (1922 - 1996)*
  Rose Nell Curtis Edwards (1926 - 1990)*
*Calculated relationship
Highland Cemetery
Allen County
Kansas, USA
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Record added: Dec 22, 2008
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Ruth I <i>Curtis</i> Brigham
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 Added: Dec. 22, 2008

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