Helen Marie Brown, 90, passed from her earthly home to join her Lord and Savior on Feb. 22, 2011.

Born Aug. 25, 1920 in Posey County, she was the daughter of Brantley and Linnie (Crabtree) McDonald.

Helen Marie loved life to the fullest as was displayed in her caring and engaging actions. She always had a gentle, compassionate smile for those around her. She would especially beam when she was around her family and children. Her life and poetry reflected her strong and abiding faith in her heavenly Father.

She had many interests and hobbies that occupied her time after her husband passed away in 1969. She enjoyed painting, writing poetry, sewing, crafting, bird-watching, playing on the computer and viewing the grandeur of Godís creation.

She was loved and endeared by those who knew her and has left many treasured memories.

Survivors include her son, Roy (Sharon) Brown; sister, Betty Davis; granddaughters, Roshay (Paul) Higginbotham, Stephanie (Ryan) Linnehan, Cindy (Don) Moser, Shelly Friedman (Mark); grandson, Gary (Theresa) Friedman; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Allen; a daughter, Sharon Friedman; brothers, Connie, John and Nimrod McDonald.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 25, 2011 at Holders Funeral Home in Owensville.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24 at the funeral home.