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Ora Rebecca (Markham) Vande Brake

March 25, 1931 ~ March 18, 2020 (age 88)


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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