Ruth E. Brennan (PhD) - age 97, of Knoxville, passed away Monday, March 12, 2018 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center.
She served as a professor of Nutrition at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and was a member of Fountain City Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Ada Brennan; brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Louisa Brennan; and brother, James Brennan.
Survivors: sister-in-law, Mary Katherine Brennan; nieces and nephews, Bobbie Nichols, Annette Loveday, Edgar Brennan, Thomas Brennan, Bob Brennan, Jimmy (Mary Beth) Brennan, and Donna (Paul) Frances; several great-nieces and nephews, great-great-nieces and nephews, and great-great-great-nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at North Broadway. A funeral service will follow at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Gradye Parsons officiating.
The family and friends will meet 1:45 p.m. Thursday at Mount Olive Cemetery for a graveside service and interment at 2:00 p.m.
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