Rebecca Joann Ruschel-Brown, 72 of Lakeland, Florida passed away December 3, 2020 at Lakeland Regional Health.

She was the daughter of the late Raymond L. McConnell and Lois Ann (Craft) McConnell. She was a retired employee at the Assistant Public Defender’s Office of Polk county, Lakeland, Florida. Rebecca studied at Carlow College and received her master’s degree at Pittsburgh University. She also was an active member of the organization that advocated for disabled children to be mainstreamed into public schools.

Proceeding Rebecca in death, her husband Benjamin Lloyd Brown. Surviving are 3 daughters, Shawn Leah Ruschel, Tanya Raye Silcott, Paula Cherrise (Richie) Brower; A brother Dennis R. (Barbara) McConnell; Grandsons, Nicholas R Silcott, Justin P Silcott, Christopher J (Emily) Brower, Matthew S Brower, Joshua A Brower.

In honor of Rebecca’s wishes there will not be a viewing or services held. Condolences may be sent to the family at Heath Funeral Chapel.

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