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Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home

645 West Central Ave, Winter Haven, FL

OBITUARY

Ruth Ann Brakora

October 9, 1941August 2, 2019
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Ruth Ann Brakora, 77, of Winter Haven, died Friday, August 2, 2019 of Lupus and Dementia related complications at Good Shepherd Hospice in Lakeland, Florida with her family present. Mrs. Brakora was born in Flint, Michigan and had been a resident of Winter Haven since 1976.

She is survived by her two children, William Brakora Jr. and Jennifer Brakora, and her sister Deborah Allen. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Brakora Sr., and brother, James Killbreath. Mrs. Brakora was the daughter of Raymond and Jayne Killbreath of Hadley, Michigan.

Ruth was a teacher at Polk State College as well as being in charge of running her husband’s real estate appraisal office for several decades. She was a much beloved member of her family and of the community, happily married to her husband, Bill, until his death in 2004. Services will be held Saturday, August 10th at 2 pm at Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home in Winter Haven. The family requests that donations be made in lieu of flowers to Good Shepherd Hospice. www.chaptershealth.org (863) 297-1880.

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  • She is survived by her two children, William Brakora Jr. and Jennifer Brakora, and her sister Deborah Allen. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Brakora Sr., and brother, James Killbreath. Mrs. Brakora was the daughter of Raymond and Jayne Killbreath of Hadley, Michigan.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Saturday, August 10, 2019

Memories

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David and Diane Fell

August 10, 2019

God speed dear cousin. Will will always cherish your memory and miss our phone conversations 💖

Susan Stanton Katz

August 8, 2019

What I DONT have a memory of is Ruth Ann (affectionately known to all as “Butter”) ....
What I absolutely do not have a memory of is a cross word spoken by sweet Butter or seeing her without a smile on her bright open face. She was without meanness or guile. My heart goes out to her children and sister and pray that they feel her powerful energy of goodness throughout their lives to sustain them. Love, cousin Susie

Suzanne Dershem (Brakora)

August 6, 2019

Remembering our family trips to Florida and how Aunt Ruth and Uncle Bill opened their home, their cars, and their hearts to us. They were both amazing people and are now together again! 🌈💜

Mark Rolfe

August 5, 2019

Dear Mother Brakora, the adopted mother of the lung transplant program, will be remembered for her warmth and dedication to all of the One Breath at A Time support group members. God made only a few people so special and loving, and Ruth was one of those people. Now she is with the Lord and re-united with her husband Bill. Heaven is a brighter place and we here left behind have lost a light in our lives.
Until we meet again in a better place Ruth, God Bless and hold you in his arms with Bill. Thank you for being my friend and supporting me and my practice in Tampa. Drs. Mark and Nancy Rolfe.

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Biography

Ruth Ann Brakora, 77, of Winter Haven, died Friday, August 2, 2019 of Lupus and Dementia related complications at Good Shepherd Hospice in Lakeland, Florida with her family present. Mrs. Brakora was born in Flint, Michigan and had been a resident of Winter Haven since 1976.

She is survived by her two children, William Brakora Jr. and Jennifer Brakora, and her sister Deborah Allen. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Brakora Sr., and brother, James Killbreath. Mrs. Brakora was the daughter of Raymond and Jayne Killbreath of Hadley, Michigan.

Ruth was a teacher at Polk State College as well as being in charge of running her husband’s real estate appraisal office for several decades. She was a much beloved member of her family and of the community, happily married to her husband, Bill, until his death in 2004.

Services will be held Saturday, August 10th at 2 pm at Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home in Winter Haven. The family requests that donations be made in lieu of flowers to Good Shepherd Hospice. www.chaptershealth.org (863) 297-1880.