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Charlene Witt Rucker Brasher

1929-2018
Thursday, December 20, 2018

Charlene Witt Rucker Brasher, 89, of Idalou, passed away Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22 at the First Baptist Church in Idalou, Philip Hilton officiating. Interment will follow at the Idalou Cemetery. Arrangements are under the personal care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home of Idalou.

Charlene Witt Rucker Brasher was born in Dickens County, Texas, in 1929 to Charles and Eddythe Morris Witt, longtime residents of Kalgary and Spur. She graduated from Spur High School in 1947; attended Baylor University from 1948 to 1950; and graduated from Texas Tech University in 1971 with a BBA in accounting. She was a member of honor societies Beta Alpha Psi and Phi Kappa Phi while at Tech. She worked for five years in the Accounting Services Department at Texas Tech, retiring in 1988. She married Dr. John Rucker in December of 1950. He preceded her in death in October of 1988. She married Robert (Bob) Brasher in September 1992. Mrs. Brasher was involved in several volunteer services including the Idalou Community Chest, Idalou food voucher and Idalou Meals on Wheels (she was one of the organizers of both of these programs), Lubbock Women’s Protective Services, Panhandle-South Plains Fair, Covenant Lakeside Hospital, the Idalou branch of the Lubbock County Library, a KTXT-TV fund raiser, and was an active member and longtime director of a Sunday school department at First Baptist Church in Idalou, joining that church in 1966. She was named Idalou’s Woman of the Year for 1997.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Eddythe Witt; brother, Edgar Witt; sister, Mildred Scott; and great-granddaughter, Adelaide Lois Deming.

Mrs. Brasher is survived by her husband, Bob; three children, Barbara Abbott of Crane, Texas, Tom Rucker of Granbury, Texas and Ross Rucker of Katy, Texas; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; stepson, Don Brasher of Kent, WA; stepdaughter, Robbye Hendryx of Lubbock; and two step-grandchildren of Kent, WA.

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