Ruth Arlene Brown, age 91, formerly of Stockport, Iowa died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 at Eolia.
Ruth was born May 28, 1921 in Fairfield Iowa, the daughter of Vern and Lora Nelson Bradfield.
She lived in the Packwood community in her younger years. The family moved to the Stockport community, where she graduated from the Stockport High School.
She married Paul La Verne on Dec. 30, 1940 at the Christian Church parsonage in Keosauqua Iowa.
A homemaker, Ruth was a lifelong member of the Stockport Christian Church. She also was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Stockport.
Deceased family members include her husband Paul, her parents, one son Kenneth Brown, one granddaughter, two great -great grandsons; one daughter-in-law Darlene Brown, her siblings: Clarice Bradfield, Aura Keller, Emily Lair, Lorna Jean Thompson and Edra Bradfield.
Surviving are her seven children: Keith ( Carol) Brown of Rochester, N.Y., Kermit Brown of Farmington, Karyl (Donald) Adam. of Eolia, Karen (Larry) Wells of Des Moines, Kent (Susan) Brown of Des Moines, Kristine (Larry) Cass of Stockport and Kevin ( Marjorie) Brown of Blue springs; 23 grandchildren, 59 great grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren. Also surviving are three brothers: 3 brothers: Vergil Bradfield of Batavia, Iowa, Donald Bradfield of Bloomfield, Iowa and Delbert Bradfield of Papillion, Neb. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Heritage Event Center ( formerly the school gymnasium) with Pastor Jason Mott officiating.
Interment will be in the Spencer Cemetery, Northeast of Stockport.
The family received friends on Sunday from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Heritage Event Center in Stockport.
Memorials have been established to: Stockport Christian Church, 419 North Main, Stockport, Iowa 52651; The Union Park Grace Fellowship Church at 832 Grandview Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50316 or Family Community Church , #8 Oakley Plaza, Troy, MO 63379.
Arrangements are in the care of the Raymond Funeral Homes of Fairfield and Birmingham, Iowa.
Online condolences may be sent to: www.raymondfuenralhomes.com