Miriam Irene Brown, age 85 of Arcanum, Ohio passed away peacefully on Monday September 21, 2009 at Wayne Hospital where she had been a patient for five days. She was born October 18, 1923 to Willis & Mae (Longanecker) Wandle. She married Gerald I. Brown on February 9, 1946. He passed away September 13, 2006.
Miriam graduated from Monroe Central High School with the class of 1942. After graduation she worked for Darke County ASC Office. Miriam began her career with Arcanum Butler School in 1965.
Mrs. Brown was a life long member and Deacon of the Castine Church of the Brethren. She devoted most of her church life to Woman’s Fellowship and teaching in the children’s department. Her main concern in life was helping others.
She is preceded in death by her parents; Husband; & Sister: Mildred Miller.
She is survived by her Daughter & son in law: Dianna & Gary Wagner of Greenville; Son: Nelson Brown; 5 Granddaughters & spouses: Alyssa & Gary Duvall of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Rachael & Tim Stebbins of Lewisburg, West Virginia, Abby & Brad Houdashelt, Kayla & Joe Price, & Leandra Brown of Columbus; Great Grandchildren: Madison Duvall, Jaden & Elias Houdashelt, & Jackson Price; Nieces: Gloria Miller, & Ramona Felton.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Greg Hyre officiating. Burial will follow in Castine Cemetery, Castine, Ohio. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Children’s Department at Castine Church of the Brethren.