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Ruth Brendel
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Ruth Brendel passed away on June 16, 2011 at the age of 90. Born in Jefferson, SC, she was the daughter of the late William Thomas and Annie Byrd Mangum. She is survived by her daughter, Jo Anne (Douglas) Miller of Flagstaff, AZ; two granddaughters, Doborah Anne (James) Campbell of Glendora, CA and Candace Renee (Robert) Bobkiewicz of Chino Hill, CA, and one great granddaughter, Riley Grace Bobkiewicz. Other survivors include sisters, Irene Gettys of Lugoff, S.C., Byrd Fash of Wilmington, N.C. and Vera Walker of Jasper, TN. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Edward, three sisters, Sue, Bessie Lee, and Ethel, and three brothers, Edward, James, and William. Ruth graduated from McLeod Infirmary in Florence, S.C., in 1942 and enjoyed over 40 years in the nursing profession. A memorial service for Ruth Brendel of Camden, S.C. will be held on Tuesday June 21, 2011 at 11:00 am in Bethesda Presbyterian Church.

The family would like to give special thanks and appreciation to Springdale Healthcare Center’s nursing and support staff in Camden, S.C., where she received outstanding care as a resident. Her life has been one of love, inspiration, and caring to all those she touched. The family would also like to thank all friends, family, and caregivers who have served with such kindness and love throughout her life. In lieu of flowers, memorial can be made to Bethsda Presbyterian Church, 502 DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.

Kornegay Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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