Ruth M. Brown age 88, died 10:43 a.m., Friday Feb. 21 at Shawnee Manor. She resided in Lima since 1972, the past 17 years with her son Tim (Christi) and grandsons Grant, Treg and Lance. Ruth was born June 5, 1925 in Oak Harbor to Frank and Odessa Louisa Matilda Applegate Wainwright and married Stuart Spencer Brown May 10, 1947 and he preceded her in death in 1980.
Mrs. Brown was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Cridersville. She enjoyed reading, crocheting and being her grandsons’ biggest fan.
Survivors include 4 sons: Stuart Spencer (Emily) Brown, II of Newark, Timothy J. (Christi) Brown of Lima, Shawn (Kandi) Brown of St. Mary’s and Kyle (Allison) Brown of Norfolk, VA, a daughter Dreah (Steven) Green of Woodville, 17 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by 2 brothers Carl and Lyle Wainwright.
A memorial graveside service will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday Feb. 24 at Union Cemetery Oak Harbor with Pastor James C. Couser officiating. In lieu flowers memorial contributions may be given to The American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences may be shared at BayliffAndSon.com