The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Obituaries

September 11, 2013

Willie Mae Brown

JOHNSTOWN — BROWN – Mrs. Willie Mae, 88, 207 Ottawa St., Johnstown, formerly of Windber, passed away Sept. 10, 2013. Born Sept. 7, 1925, in Christiansburg, Va., daughter of Charles B. and Lula (Sweeney) Yearout. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Charles H. Brown Jr.; siblings, Elizabeth Yearout, Mary Baker, Edmond and Walter; and grandson, Jeffrey Berkey. Survived by Phyllis and Carmen Crowe, Destin, Fla.; Carolyn, wife of Francis Thomas, Pittsburgh; Robert, married to the former Vennona Chapman, Windber; and Ronald, married to the former Debbie Griffith, Greenville, S.C. Also survived by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Debbie, wife of Gary Morgan, and sons, Dan and Kevin, North Hills; Kim, wife of Todd Fetchko, and children, Josh and Becca, Windber; Jackie Brown and Bill Hanik, Johnstown; Heather, wife of Steve Purvis, Taylor, S.C.; Eric, married to the former Bridgette McCall, Fountain Inn, S.C.; and Bryan Berkey, son of Jeff and Paula Berkey; and sister, Hazel Rouse. Member of Davidsville Community Church and the former Rummel Church of the Brethren Kitchen Band. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and also enjoyed taking care of her flowers and pets. Our sincere gratitude to the caring staff at Arbutus Manor. A special thank you for those who visited, called, sent cards and prayed for Willie Mae and her family. Family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Meek & Dalla Valle Funeral Home Inc., Windber, where service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, the Rev. John Hollis, officiating. Interment, Berkey Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to either Arbutus Manor or Davidsville Community Church in Willie Mae’s memory. 23 Psalm. Going home.

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