Marian C. Brown, age 82 of Greenville, Ohio, passed away at 2:17 AM Monday 30 October 2017 at State of the Heart Care - Darke County. Marian was born 28 January 1935 in Castine, Darke County, Ohio, the daughter of Christian and Ruth (Schubert) Crawford.
Marian is survived by her son Craig Brown and daughter in law Cyndy (Albright) Brown of Manchester, MI; her daughter Faith (Brown) Webster and son in law Tom Webster of Shawano, WI; four grandchildren Christopher Brown (Emma Houle), Corey (Shannon) Brown, Bethany (Gero) Parmentier and Evan (Lyndsey) Webster; and two great grandchildren Kylie and Emerson Brown (children of Corey and Shannon).
In addition to her husband, Ned A Brown, and her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters: Caroline Jane, Bea, and Connie.
Marian was a lifelong member of the Darke County community. She grew up in Castine and graduated valedictorian of the Arcanum Class of 1953. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Wittenburg University and taught elementary school students for 33 years. She was an active member of the Church of the Brethren and the First United Methodist Church in Castine and Greenville. She donated over twenty gallons of blood at the community blood center. During retirement she often volunteered at the Brethren Retirement Community, church activities, and various retired teachers’ associations and events.
Marian and Ned were married for 57 years and enjoyed many adventures to Rawah Ranch in the Colorado Rockies. Their fondest vacation memories include the rides into the mountains and meadows along the Laramie River below the Medicine Bow Mountain Range. She loved to play games, especially with the younger generations.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday 6 November 2017 in the First United Methodist Church, 202 West Fourth Street, Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Terry Cavanaugh officiating. Marian’s children and their spouses will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers the family request that memorial contributions be given to the Darke County State of the Heart Care or your local Hospice organization.
Arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.
Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com