Ora Rebecca Markham Vande Brake, born on March 25, 1931 in Russellville, KY, passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at Baptist Health in Louisville. She was a member of Plum Creek Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Joanna Cates Markham; brothers, Walter Markham, Jim Markham, sisters, Mary Crowder, Lois Withers, and Clara Forsting. Ora is survived by her husband of 67 years, Duane Vande Brake; two children, Barry Vande Brake (Barbara) and Cheryl Ruff (David); a brother, Carlos Markham; along with three grandchildren, David Lee Ruff III (Jennifer), Robbie Vande Brake, and Sam Vande Brake (Emelia); and five great grandchildren, Lucky Marie, Joseph David, Mary Catherine, Molly Rebecca, and Anna Rose. There will be a private family visitation and service. A private burial will take place at Highland Memory Gardens, also in Mt. Washington.
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