Archive for Thursday, April 6, 2006

Ruby Louise Brann

April 6, 2006


Funeral services for Ruby Louise (Gwillim) Brann, 85, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Lawrence First United Methodist Church. Mrs. Brann died April 1, 2006, at Hospice House of Topeka.

She was bron Aug. 16, 1920, at Moran, the daughter of William Frederick and Anna Eunice (Field) Gwillim. She graduated from La Harpe High School in 1937.

She married John W. Brann, Jr., Jan. 12, 1946, at Wichita. She worked at Beech Aircraft. They moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, where she worked for Utah Oil. They moved back to Lawrence in 1956. She worked in the payroll department at the University of Kansas. They moved to Baldwin City when they retired where they lived for 15 years. They moved back to Lawrence in 2000. She quilted with the Clinton Ladies Church group, Seigel Ladies Aide Society Quilting Club and the Lawrence First United Methodist Quilting Group. She was a member of the Postal Women's Auxiliary and the Friendly Hands Circle of United Methodist Women.

She was preceded in death by a son in 1954.

Survivors include her husband of the home; two daughters, Barbara Michal, Lookout Mountain, Ga., and Patricia Grewing, Tecumseh; one son, John W. Brann III, Olathe; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; four sisters, Helen Ard, Andover, Betty Carey, Augusta, Doris Alyea, Rapid City, S.D., and Carroll McCoskey, Kansas City, Mo.

Visitation is from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence. Memorials may be made to the Oncology Unit at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Midland Hospice Care or the First United Methodist Church of Lawrence and sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Box 1260, Lawrence, KS 66044. Online condolences may be sent to

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