From The Alliance Review, Alliance OH Monday 29 Jun 1931
Mrs. Charles M. Brown, formerly Miss Clara Douthitt, and one of the best beloved teachers in Ravenna city schools, passed into rest at the Portage county hospital, 9:30 o'clock, Sunday night, following an operation for ruptured appendix late Saturday afternoon, and preceding illness of about one week, which suddenly prostrated her.
Private services have been appointed for 2:30 o'clock, Wednesday afternoon at the home, 511 East Highland Ave. Burial will be made in the Brown family lot at Maple Grove. Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Rev. W. H. Courtney of Lorain, her former pastor at Atwater, will officiate, and her body will be borne to its final resting place by C. C. Hostetler, H. L. Brown, Charles B. Bates,C. D. Zumbro, Lawrence Woodell, and George McClelland, her associated teachers in the Ravenna city schools.
She was born in Edinburg, O., October 8, 1889, daughter of Professor Andrew and Cora Elizabeth Baith Douthitt. Her parents moved to Atwater soon afterward where she was reared and where she was married to Charles Metcalfe Brown, formerly of Pittsburgh, June 1, 1913, at the home of her mother. They lived in Atwater until coming to Ravenna about ten years ago.
She was a graduate of Atwater high school, class of 1907 and later was a student at Mt. Union college and at Kent State college. She came from a race of teachers, her father the late Professor A. M. Douthitt, and her uncles, the late Thomas D. Douthitt and George F. Douthitt having taught for many years in Portage county schools. Her sister, formerly Miss Georgia Douthitt, and her brother Dudley M. Douthitt, were also formerly well known educators in its schools.
She specialized in mathematics and was teacher of that department in Junior High School, Ravenna, where she taught for a period of about ten years. Previous to her work in Ravenna she taught in the schools of Atwater, Deerfield, Randolph and Cuyahoga Falls. Her sudden illness came upon her in the midst of teaching a summer class and pursuing a line of study in Kent State College. She endeared herself to pupils, friends, and associates and has left the memory of one whose quiet life was lived in an atmosphere of high minded womanhood, and whose influence is imperishable. Truely "None knew her but to love her."
She is survived by her widows mother; her sister, Mrs. Nina Douthitt Jackman of Ravenna; her sister, Mrs. Georgia Denton of Hiram; her sister, Mrs. Bertha M. Jacques of Cincinnati, and her brother, Professor Dudley M. Douthitt of Bath, N.Y., her niece, Miss Jeanne Elizabeth Denton of Hiram; her nephew, Andrew Kenneth McConney, and her grand nephew, Walter Glennway McConney of Akron, also survive her.
She became a member of the Atwater Methodist Episcopal Church under the pastorate of Rev. W. H. Courtney, and never transferred her name from its rolls.
Pupils of the class of 1929, Ravenna high school, will cherish affectionate memory of her as their class advisor.