Leona Jean (Higgins) Brown, 80, passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at the Deaconess Hospice Center.


She was born in Posey County on October 21, 1931, the daughter of Lee Dewayne and Wilma (Hess) Higgins.


Survivors include a daughter, Linda Jean Nichols; sons, Jackie Ray, Donnie Wayne, Rickey Lee, Jimmy Alvin and Darrell Jay Brown; 13 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; brothers, Paul, Lee and Donnie Higgins; sister Iva Dyson.


She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Carl Higgins.


Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 24 2012 at Holders Funeral Home in Owensville with Pastor Greg Morrison officiating.  Burial well be in Maumee Cemetery.


Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.