BROWN, Mary Ruth, 88, of Tampa, passed away on November 28, 2012. Born in Saint Petersburg, she spent most of her life in Tampa and was a long time member of the Oak Grove United Methodist Church. She graduated with honors from the Grady Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Atlanta, Georgia. Ruth retired from St. Joseph's Hospital as an Operating Room Supervisor, and later from Centro Espanol Hospital. She was preceded in death by her nephew, Everett W. Coppins Jr.; and she is survived by Everett's widow, Barbara, and by several great nieces and nephews. Ruth was best known for her love of animals, especially her 3 cats. Memorial Gifts may be made to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, 3607 N. Armenia Ave., Tampa, FL 33607 or Heaven's Kitchen at Oak Grove United Methodist Church, 2707 West Waters Ave., Tampa, Florida 33614. The family will receive friends on Saturday, December 8, 2012 from 2:00 - 3:00 P.M. at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4207 E. Lake Ave. Tampa, FL 33610. Funeral services will begin at 3:00 P.M. Burial will follow at the Garden of Memories Cemetery.
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Published in TBO.com on Dec. 6, 2012