Virginia “Ruthie” Brown

Virginia Ruth “Ruthie” Brown, 73 of Columbia passed away Sunday, August 11, 2013 at Columbia Healthcare.  Cremation has taken place and services will be held later.  Ruthie retired from University Physicians as a Payroll Clerk, enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family and grandkids.  She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Ed Brown, three children, Mike (Karen) Brown, Jeff (Teresa) Brown and Becky (Tim) Mordica, seven grandchildren, Danton, Ashley, Joseph, Jennifer and Kimberly Brown and Adam and Christopher Mordica as well at six great grandchildren.  Ruthie is preceded in death by her parents, William and Mary (Ballew) Creber and two sisters, Mary Ann Nelson and Billie Sue Hagenhoff.  Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.


  1. Dana & June Palmer on August 13, 2013 at 10:19 am

    our hearts go out to the family of Ruthie in this time of sorrow. May
    God bless each and everyone of you.

  2. Tom & Tina Lockwood on August 13, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    So Sorry to hear about “Ruthie” We used to have some good old times with “Ed & Ruthie”!! Ruthie was a Very FUN LADY!! I will always remember her!! It’s funny I was thinking of her just the other day! Just Remember: When someone you Love becomes a Memory, The Memory becomes a Treasure!! Ruthie will Remain in Our Hearts Forever………..

  3. Cora Kite on August 13, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with Ruthie’s family at this sad time. I’ve known Ruthie for years through the University and always enjoyed visiting with her. She will be missed.

  4. Sarah Kribben on August 14, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    My thoughts and Prayers go out to Ruthie’s family, we had alot of great moments together working thru the University. She will always be in my heart and be forever missed!

  5. Twila Samborski on August 15, 2013 at 8:45 am

    Mike & family-Stan & I are very sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. I am thinking & praying for you.

  6. Skip and JoEllen Bazat on August 15, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    Ed and family–So sorry to hear of Ruthie’s passing. We had some good times!! God bless all of you! My deepest sympathy.


  7. Robert & Martha Jesse on August 15, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you, we will miss seeing Ruthie out planting her flowers, she will be greatly missed. May God bless you and your family.

  8. Judy Blacklock on August 15, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    I so enjoyed Ruthie she was so much fun. We worked at the hospital at the same time for many years. Sorry to hear of her passing.

  9. Judith Paul Williams on August 18, 2013 at 12:45 am

    My sincere condolences to the family of Virginia ( as I knew her at HHS ). She was a very friendly girl with an out going personality and I remember her well from high school. I am sorry we have lost another classmate.

  10. Deborah Harvey on August 21, 2013 at 6:53 am

    Please know that Ruthie was loved by her co-workers at University Physicians. My prayers are with you.

  11. Sandy Wirfs on November 25, 2022 at 11:02 am

    Ruthie is our forever friend, soon to be resurrected. John 5:28,29. With eternity in our hearts, we know Christ’s heavenly Kingdom government will soon restore the earth to the original conditions intended. Isaiah 9:6,7 A life well lived with a lovely family and friends awaiting Ruthie’s return to paradise will be well rewarded. Isaiah 26:19 assures us of the joyous time when she shakes off the dust , and continues, not missing a beat , for a beautiful eternal life. Lazarus was greeted by tears of joy when Jesus said: COME OUT! And he did , to his family and friends. May we be there to greet Ruthie. “Enjoy Life Forever” Warm Christian Love and Prayers. Sandy Wirfs

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