Ruth Viola (Anderson) Brown

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URBANA – Ruth Viola (Anderson) Brown, 97, of Urbana, died Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in her residence at Rotary Manor, where she has resided over 20 years.

She was born February 19, 1917, in Clark County, Catawba, OH, the daughter of Wilbur and Ida (Bowen) Anderson.

Survivors include her daughters, Joyce (Clarence) Tallman of Urbana and Sandra Kay Burden of Bainbridge; sons, Edwin Earl Brown of Urbana, Wilbur (Diann) Brown of Fairborn, Richard (Joyce) Brown of Marco Island, FL, Eugene (Dorothy) Brown of Myrtle Beach, SC, Robert (Debbie) Brown of Huntingtown, MD, and Ross Thomas Brown of Waller, TX; 99 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; beloved sister-in-law, Doris Anderson; and special brother-in-law, Myron "Mike" Maddex.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Ross Brown, in 2000; daughter, Phyllis Ray; grandson, Andrew Paul Brown; sisters, Leah Waldeck and Wilma Jean Maddex; brothers, George Anderson and Dominic Anderson.

The family will receive friends from 3:30-5 p.m. Monday, March 24, 2014, in the WALTER & SMITH FUNERAL HOME, Urbana, where a service will be held at 5 p.m. with Pastor Jim Chess officiating. Inurnment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Mutual, at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Urbana-Champaign County Senior Center, 701 S. Walnut St., Urbana, OH 43078.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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Walter & Smith Funeral Home
642 South Main Street PO Box 38096
Urbana, OH 43078
(937) 653-4227
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Published in Urbana Daily Citizen from Mar. 21 to Mar. 22, 2014
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