|Mae Ruth Brown|
|Date Of Birth:||August 19, 1927|
|Date Of Death:||June 29, 2012|
|Service Date:||Funeral services will be held at 10 am on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bloomington with Pastor Allen Steinbeck officiating.
Visitation will be held from 5-7 pm on Monday, July 2, 2012 at Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington.
Interment will be in Hudson Township Cemetery
Mae Ruth Brown
Hudson- Mae Ruth
Brown , 84, of Hudson passed away on Friday, June 29, 2012 at
Heartland Health Care in Normal at 12:20 p.m. Funeral services will
be held at 10 am on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at Trinity Lutheran
Church in Bloomington with Pastor Allen Steinbeck officiating.
Visitation will be held from 5-7 pm
on Monday, July 2, 2012 at Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in
Bloomington. Interment will be in Hudson Township Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may
be made to Cattails Feline Rescue , 106 Marsh Hawk Drive, Leroy, IL
61752 in Mae Ruth's name. Kibler -Brady -Ruestman Memorial Home in
Bloomington is in charge of the arrangements.
Mae Ruth was born in Roodhouse,
Illinois on August 19, 1927 a daughter to Raphael Buchanan and Mary
Etta (Harp) Stone. She attended Roodhouse High School and graduated
in 1944. Mae Ruth did attend Illinois State University for a brief
She married Everett Hawkins, Jr. in
1945 in Dayton, OH. She later married Carl W. Brown on December 26,
1955 in Bloomington. Carl preceded her in death on February 13,
She is survived by one son, Rodney
(Margaret) Hawkins of Hudson, one granddaughter, Jacqueline Hawkins
of Bloomington, one grandson, Ben Hawkins of Bloomington, and one
great-grandson Keith (Nakita) Jean-Baptiste of Fort Hood, Texas.
Also surviving are three sisters, Mary Esther Casstevens of Oakley,
IL, Anna Lois Block of Seattle, WA, and Elisabeth Jane Baker of
In addition to her husbands, Mae
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Velma Arlene,
and a brother, Ray Neal.
Mae Ruth was a farmers wife,
helping out on the family farm. She also worked at the Pantagraph
for several years as a proof-reader. She was a member of Trinity
Lutheran Church in Bloomington and was a cooking leader in Hudson
She was an avid antique doll
collector, bird watcher, and enjoyed drawing and crocheting. Mae
Ruth loved collecting frogs and turtles and her favorite color was
green. She spent a lot of time sewing and also loved cooking.
Mae Ruth was deeply loved by her
family and will be sadly missed.
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