Irma Jean (Wilson) Brown age 85 of Princeton, past away on her birthday, Dec. 24, 2008 at the Four Seasons Nursing Home in Columbus, IN.


She was born Dec. 24, 1923 in Owensville, IN to Arthur and Ruby (VanWinkle) Brown (sic.) 

Irma had lived in
Princeton all of her life. She had been a Regional Director for the Girl Scouts of America. She had also worked for Potter and Brumfield, and taught at Oakland City College. She graduated from Princeton High School in 1942 and from Indiana University in 1947. She was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Princeton. She enjoyed quilting, genealogy and was a master gardener. 

She is survived by a daughter, Abigail (James) Downey, Bloomington, IN, two sons: David Anderson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Glenn Brown, Glen Ellyn, IL, sister; Maxine Overton Arnold, CA, four grandchildren: Sean Downey, Chris and Nathan Anderson, and Alissa Scharpen, six great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 

Irma was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Eugene Brown in 2007 and by a sister Judith. 

Funeral Services will
12 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008 at the gravesite in Owensville Cemetery, with the Rev. John Stepp officiating. Burial will follow the services.


Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Colvin Funeral Home followed by a procession to the cemetery for the services.