Frances R. (Deal) Brown, 92,
passed away Sunday, April 8, 2012, at GibsonGeneralHospital.
She was born May 14, 1919, in Crawford County, Ind., the oldest daughter of George and Maggie (Hammond) Deal, of Johnson, Ind.
On December 3, 1937, she married Ronald R. Brown. They were married 63
years before Ronald's death in 2001. They had five children together.
Frances was a homemaker and co-partner in her and Ronald's
melon farming operation until their retirement. Frances was a great cook and all were welcomed at her table.
She was very proud to call Maumee GeneralBaptistChurch her church home where she was a member since age 14.
Survivors include her
children, Darwin (Joanie) Brown, of Yorkville, IL, Brenda (Dave) Dike, JoAnn
(Allen) Creek and Ronda (Bruce) Matsel, all of
Owensville. She also was blessed with 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren
and nine great-great-grandchildren. She also had several nieces and nephews
that she dearly loved.
She was preceded in death by
her parents; husband; infant son, Eugene Ray Brown, in 1940; brothers, Abner, George (Shorty) and
Clarence Deal; sisters, Martha Ripple and Mary Pauline Byrns.
Services will be at Thursday, April 12 at Holders Funeral Home with Rev.
Ken Nelson officiating. Burial will be in the MaumeeCemetery.
Visitation will be from to
Wednesday at the funeral home.