Ruth E. (DeForrest) Brown

May 13, 1940 ~ December 7, 2021 (age 81)


Ruth Eileen Brown, 81, formerly of Jordan and Auburn passed away unexpectedly Dec. 7th in Leesburg, FL to where she recently moved to make her home. Born in Auburn, Ruth grew up in Auburn and lived there until moving to Jordan 43 years ago. Her teaching career spanned 25 years as a music teacher at Casey Park and Genesee Street Elementary Schools. Ruth was a very kind person who cared so very much for her students. She was a member of the United Church of Auburn. Ruth enjoyed tennis and teaching Thai Chi as well gardening. She was formerly married to Frank L. DeFurio, Jr. and Melvin E. Brown, Jr.

She was predeceased by her parents Ross and Lillias Irene DeForrest, sister Joyce and brother Ross.

Surviving are her daughters Lori DeFurio of Rochester and Sherri (Mike) Ellis of Ithaca, grandson Zachary (Rachel) Winters and granddaughter Emma Ellis, two great grandchildren Penelope Winters and Oliver Winters and her life partner George Lones.

       Calling hours will be 2-5pm Friday, Dec. 17th at the Bush Funeral Home, 120 E. Main St. (Rt. 5) Elbridge with a service to follow at 5pm with the Rev. Lynda Myers officiating. Graveside services will be 11am Saturday in Fort Hill Cemetery, Auburn. Contributions may be made to the JE Dollars for Scholars, P.O. Box 901, Jordan, NY 13080

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December 17, 2021

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Bush Funeral Home of Elbridge
120 E. Main St.
Elbridge, NY 13060

Funeral Service
December 17, 2021

5:00 PM
Bush Funeral Home of Elbridge
120 E. Main St.
Elbridge, NY 13060

Graveside Service
December 18, 2021

11:00 AM
Fort Hill Cemetery
Fort Street
Auburn, NY 13021

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