Mrs. Ruth I. Brockman


Mrs. Ruth I. Brockman, surviving spouse of Rev. Francis I. Brockman, passed away on Friday, June 30, 2023. 

A gathering to celebrate Ruth's life is planned for Saturday, July 8, 2023, from 1:00-3:00pm in the auditorium at Wesley on Grand, (3520 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312). At 2:00pm those present will be invited to share a memory or story.

Rev. Brockman served Ireton; Sioux City, St. James; Schaller; Des Moines, Epworth; Creston; Methodist Committee for Overseas Relief, New York; United Methodist Committee for Overseas Relief, New York; Carroll; Acting Regional Secretary, Eastern Region, American Bible Society; and Dubuque, St. Luke's. He retired in 1985.

A full obituary may be found at Iles Funeral Home.

Memorials may be directed to Wesley Acres Good Samaritan Fund (3520 Grand Ave, Des Moines IA 50312), First United Methodist Church (1001 Pleasant St, Des Moines IA 50309), or the Sherman Hill Association Memorial Fund (1620 Pleasant St. Ste. 105, Des Moines IA 50314).

Bishop Bigham-Tsai and the Cabinet – May 29, 2023