Ruth Graham Dies at Age 87

The funeral for the wife of evangelist, Billy Graham, is planned for the afternoon of June 16, 2007.

Ruth Graham died on June 14, at the age of 87. She slipped into a coma on June 13, and the reverend released a statement saying his wife “is close to going home to heaven.”

Ruth Graham had been in poor health for several months.

The service for Ruth Graham will be at the Montreat Conference Center near the couple’s North Carolina home.

Family spokesman, Larry Ross said Ruth Graham’s public funeral will be followed by a private family-only burial on June 17, at the new Billy Graham library in Charlotte, N.C.