February 25, 2005


RUTH M. BROWN, 88, of Naples Fla., formerly of Lima, died Feb. 22, 2005, at her daughter's residence in Naples.

She was born April 12, 1916, in Lima to James and Myrtle Wood Iiames, who preceded her in death. On April 9, 1939, she married Donald E. Brown Sr., who survives.

Mrs. Brown was a homemaker.

Survivors also include two sons, Donald E. (Jane) Brown Jr. of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Richard Brown of Fort Myers, Fla.; two daughters, Nancy (Jim) Diller of Naples, Fla., and Kathleen (Jack) Adair of Estero, Fla.; and 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Howard and Raymond Iiames.

Services will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Chiles & Sons-Laman Funeral Homes, Bluffton. The Rev. Charles Warren will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lima.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Life Choice Pregnancy Resource Center, 10611 Tamiami Trail N, Suite A-4, Naples, FL 34108; or Hospice of Naples, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL 34105.