Saturday, June 27, 2015

Gene P. Brown (June 20, 2015)

Gene P. Brown, age 84, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 1:28 AM at Versailles Health Care Center, Versailles, Ohio. He was born on September 5, 1930 in Frenchtown, Ohio, to the late Arden E. & Florence M. (Petitjean) Brown.

He is survived by his children and their spouses, Thomas Brown of Greenville, Beverly Brown of Versailles, Jeanne & Bob Sollmann of Pleasant Hill, Carol Brown of Versailles, Lynn & Denis Gerling of Versailles, Keith & Connie Brown of Versailles, Michelle & Kevin Oliver of Versailles and Ryan Brown of Versailles; grandchildren, Jessica (Brett) Barnes, Shawn (Stephanie) Landis, Susan (Steve) Richards, Steffanie Edwards, Scott Gerling, Mandy Gerling, Nathan (Leslie) Brown, Kyle Brown, David (Janelle) Oliver, Derek (Jennifer Fortman) Oliver and Devin Oliver; 11 great grandchildren; brothers, Br. Jude (Richard) Brown and Nelson Brown; sister in law, Carol Brown; brothers in law, John & Joan Magoto, Ken & Dianna Magoto and Bob & Diane Magoto; sisters in law, Marilyn & Larry Smith, Myrna & Larry Rue and Sarah Magoto; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife of 61 years Johanna L. (Magoto) Brown whom he married on December 30, 1950 in Frenchtown, Ohio; son, Steven Brown; grandson, Jason Landis; brothers and sister in law, Lowell & Elizabeth Brown and Jerry Brown.

Gene retired from Delco Moraine Division of General Motor and was a 1948 graduate of Versailles High School.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 10:30 AM at St. Denis Catholic Church, Versailles, Ohio, with Rev.Fr. Jim Simons celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Valbert Cemetery, Versailles, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 from 4-8 PM and Wednesday form 9-10 AM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Versailles Area Historical Society & Museum or Donor’s Choice.

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