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Ruth Irene Brown

Ruth Irene Brown, 93, of Spoon River Towers in Lewistown, passed away at 3:10 p.m. Monday January 3 at Graham Hospital Emergency Room. She was born March 12, 1928 at Gibson Station, Oklahoma, the daughter of Orville and Stella (Jackson) Leach. She married Robert Henry Lindsey on August 4, 1945. He died January 1, 1969. She later married Ernest Leroy Brown on August 23, 1985. He died January 21, 2008. She was also preceded in death by her parents, two daughters, Susie and Cathy, one brother, and four sisters. Survivors include one daughter, Gwen (Clifton) Randall of Lewistown, four grandchildren, Jamie (Zac) Royer of Rushville, Jeremy (Elisha) Osborne of Canton, Christopher Randall of Lewistown, Tim (Stephanie) Randall of West Plains, MO; and nine great grandchildren. Irene had owned and operated the former Brown’s Nursery in Fairdealing, MO. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, baking, and gardening. Services will be held at 12: p.m. Friday January 7 at Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Lewistown, with Pastor Mike Henson officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services. Burial will be in Astoria Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude. Condolences may be made at

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