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RUTH LAFERNE 'FERN' MCNIEL

Wednesday, January 7, 2004

Ruth LaFerne "Fern" McNiel, 88, of Brazil, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2004, at 3:25 a.m. at Clay Health Center in Brazil.

She was born Sept. 29, 1915, in Terre Haute. She was the daughter of William and Gertrude Frederick Williams. She was a 1934 graduate of Wiley High School. She married William C. McNiel on Aug. 11, 1946.

She was a member of the First Christian Church of Brazil, the VFW Auxiliary and the Business & Professional Women organization. She worked as a secretary at Silverstein Brother Furniture Company for 10 years and then in the offices of the Clay County Treasurer and Board of Health until her retirement.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and one brother, William J. Williams.

She is survived by one son, Garry A. McNiel and wife Rebecca of Brazil; one daughter, Susan K. McNiel of Indianapolis; and one sister-in-law, Marian Lucile Williams of Terre Haute.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Moore Funeral Home with Pastor Greg Comp officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Should friends so desire, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the First Christian Church of Brazil. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Visit www.moorefuneralhome.us for more information or to send a card of condolence.