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Ruth Elizabeth (Hudson) Brazeal

Ruth Elizabeth (Hudson) Brazeal was born on September 16, 1930 in Independence, Kansas. She passed away Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at the age of 86.

She was the daughter of Edgar Lee Hudson and Velma Susie Burroughs. She was the eldest of eight children.

Ruth dedicated her life as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses at an early age of eleven on July 13, 1941. She loved being one of Jehovah’s Witnesses helping others to learn of the Bible’s wonderful hope, serving full-time in this work for many years, and was still active at the time of her passing. She looked forward every month to watching the new monthly broadcast on the JW broadcasting site. They were always an encouragement to her.

She married Chester Brazeal on April 30, 1961. Together they enjoyed many theocratic activities while he served as city overseer for Jehovah’s Witnesses in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They also operated a mobile home sales business. This led to them traveling and meeting many people whom they valued getting to know.

Ruth enjoyed the outdoors, appreciating the beauty of flowers and birds. This was recognized by many by the beautiful flower gardens outside their home and business. She also had great fun in going to yard sales and seeing what treasures she could find to add to her various collections.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester; her parents; and siblings Henry Hudson, Gene Hudson and Martha Hudson.

Ruth is survived by siblings Tracy Hudson (Karen) of Golden, Colorado, William Hudson (Yvonne) of Cabool, Missouri, John Hudson (Shirley) of Lebanon, Missouri, and Esther Matthews (Jim) of Rolla, Missouri. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

The family will host a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 12, 2017, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Arrangements were under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. Online condolences may be made at

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