|Birth: ||Apr. 23, 1881|
|Death: ||Jan. 4, 1961|
Published in The Rochester News-Sentinel
Wednesday, January 4, 1961
Mary B. Brown
Mrs. Mary B. BROWN, 79, former Rochester resident, died at 4:35 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital, where she had been a patient for 10 days. She had been in failing health two years.
Mrs. Brown had continued to reside at Warsaw following her 1956 retirement, as head of the Warsaw public library. While living for 35 years in Rochester, she was one of the first women to drive the Bookmobile of the Rochester-Fulton county library after the latter began county circulation in 1921. She retired from library work here, later assuming the Warsaw post when the librarian there became ill.
Born April 23, 1881, at Irvington near Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Homer and Mary McCORMICK BURGER. She was a member of the Manitou chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution; a member of the St. Ann's Episcopal church at Warsaw and a life member of the State Library Association.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ted (Helen) BROWN, St. Petersburg, Fla., and Mrs. J. A. (Billie) RIGDON, Syracuse; one son, J. Van BROWN, Rochester; three grandchildren, one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews. Six sisters and one brother preceded her in death.
Funeral rites will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home here with the Rev. Lee ROSE of St. Ann's Episcopal church officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Requium mass will be given at the St. Ann's church at 7 a.m. CST Saturday.
Fulton County Indiana Obituaries - 1961
by Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh
John Van Brown (1914 - 1984)*
Rochester IOOF Cemetery
Plot: Section 16, Row 8
Created by: April Gross
Record added: Dec 13, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45412961