She was born on October 17, 1930, in New Paris to the late Olis and Anna (Hankey) Knox.
In addition to her parents, Miriam is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 70 years, Edward G. Brown, who passed away on August 29, 2020; her brother, Robert C. Knox; and four nephews, Billy, Paul, Jimmy, and Randy.
Miriam loved getting together with her family and friends and enjoyed cooking meals for them on Sundays. She loved taking mini trips with her sisters, especially to the casinos. She always put her family first in all that she did. Miriam enjoyed being outdoors and tending to her yard and flowers.
She was a lifetime member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in New Paris. She was involved in the church throughout her life and served on many committees. Miriam worked in the church food pantry for many years helping families in need. She also worked at Montgomery Ward and London Fog in Richmond and held several managerial positions. Miriam retired in 2015 from Lee Plastic Company in Eaton.
Miriam is survived by her four sons, Ed (Barb) Brown of Eaton, David (Linda) Brown of Germantown, Ohio, Doug (Tammy) Brown of New Madison, Ohio, and Robert (Brenda) Brown of Greenville, Ohio; her grandchildren, Christie Barker, Kelly (Matt) Pease, Anthony (Kim) Brown, Kimberly (Jesse) Cunningham, Laura Melling, Justin Brown, Doug Brown, and Tiffany (Nick) Thomas and Lindsey (James) Allen; her 18 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren; her sisters, Beatrice Lawrence, Doris Smallwood, Phyllis Turner, Carol (Wayne) Bowen; her brothers, Richard Knox and Gene (Jeanne) Knox; and many extended family and friends.
A celebration of Miriam’s life will take place at 11:30 AM on Thursday, September 10, 2020, at Tribute Funeral Homes, New Madison Campus with Pastor Tony Price officiating. Burial will follow in Spring Lawn Cemetery in New Paris.
Guests may visit with Miriam’s family on Thursday from 10:30 AM until the time of service at 11:30 AM at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to the food pantry at St. Paul Methodist Church in New Paris, 301 E. Main Street, New Paris, Ohio 45347.
Online condolences and Hugs-From-Home may be shared with the family by visiting www.tributefuneralhomes.com.