Helen Ruth Brous 1924 - 2008

Memorial services for Helen Ruth Brous, 83, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bruce Funeral Home in Gardner. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. and burial will be at Shawnee Mission Memory Gardens following the funeral.
Mrs. Brous, a longtime De Soto resident, died June 26, 2008, in Dallas, Texas, after suffering a stroke.
She was born July 31, 1924, in Trenton, Mo., to Ralph and Opal Collins. Mr. Brous received her cosmetology license after graduating from high school. She also worked in factories during World War II. She was a loving mother who balanced farming, homework, hunting and fishing.
She married Harold D. Brous March 10, 1946, in Kansas City, Mo. They moved to a farm near De Soto in 1948 and later to Paola's Hillsdale Lake in 1992. For the past nine years, she has lived in Dallas.
Mrs. Brous was preceded in death by her husband and a brother, Delvin H. Collins. She is survived by a daughter, Judy Townley, Dallas.