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BROWN, Ruth G.

BROWN - Ruth G. 76, a retired elementary librarian for Cattaraugus Central School, where she worked for 32 years, died Thursday, January 27, 2011 at Olean General Hospital in Olean, NY. She was born December 28, 1934 in New Castle, PA the daughter of the late Lewis and Marian (McNees) Kaylor. She was president of the trustees of the Memorial Library of Little Valley. Ruth was a Master Gardner through Cornell Cooperative Extension and enjoy all her gardening activities. She was a past officer of the local and NY State PTA, participated in Parents as Reading Partners, active member of the NYS Teachers Retirement Assoc., Past president of Cattaraugus Teachers Assoc. She is survived by her three sons, Peter M. (Laura Goldy) Brown of Zionsville, PA, Michael L. Brown of Chicago, IL, Douglas P. Brown of Perrysburg, NY; two daughters, Judy R. (Garner) Light of Gasport, NY, Patricia M. (Louis Hicks) Brown of Ithaca, NY; her grandchildren, Will K. B. Hicks of Ithaca, NY, D. Everett H. Brown of Ithaca, NY, Mark J. Goldy-Brown of Zionsville, PA, Sarah I. Goldy-Brown of Zionsville, PA, Kelly M. Goldy-Brown of Zionsville, PA, Kate L. Light of Gasport, NY, Mitchel A. Light of Gasport, NY; her two brothers, L. David Kaylor of Ischua, NY, Robert E. Kaylor of Gowanda, NY, and Linda King, a dear friend of Cattaraugus, NY. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Jess W. Brown, on December 20, 2005. Funeral services will be held Monday, January 31, 2011 at 11:00 AM at HILLS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 55 South Main Street, Cattaraugus, NY (716-257-3914). Pastor Dan Carr of Cattaraugus United Methodist Church will be officiating. Burial will be in the East Hill Cemetery in Otto. Visitation will be held at the funeral chapel on Sunday from 3-5 and 7-9 PM. Family suggests memorials to The Memorial Library of Little Valley.

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