Ruth E. Van Brakle


Ruth E. Van Brakle of Edgartown died suddenly on Sunday evening, April 5, 2015, at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. She was 73.

She was the mother of Renee Metell and Karen Van Brakle. A graveside service for the burial of her cremains will be held on Saturday, May 9, at 10 am in the Oak Grove Cemetery, State Road, Vineyard Haven, officiated by the Rev. Roger Spinney. Donations may be made in her memory to the Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group, P.O. Box 1552, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of The Times. Arrangements are under the care of the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home, Edgartown Road, Oak Bluffs. Visit for online guest book and information.