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Obituary: Helen Ruth Brown, Salem


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Helen Ruth Brown, 90, of Salem, passed away Thursday, December 20, 2012, at 4:55 a.m. at Meadow View Health and Rehab.

Mrs. Brown was born October 21, 1922, in Washington County, Indiana, the daughter of Dewey and Gladys Turner Miller. She was a member of Big Spring Church of Christ.

She is survived by her husband, Elmo Brown of Salem; a son, Alan Brown of Simpsonville, Kentucky; a daughter, Barbara Tempel of Columbus, Indiana; three sisters, Wilma Miller, Maxine Hattabaugh and Ilene Purlee, all of Pekin; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Janet Trueblood; her parents; a brother, Harold Miller; and two sisters, Pauline Lee and Mildred Brown.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Weathers Funeral Home in Salem. Burial will follow in Big Spring Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Monday from 9  a.m. until service time.

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