Maudie Brown, 88, of Frankfort, known as "Granny Brown" or "Aunt Maudie" to everyone, passed from this life Saturday April 18, 2009 at Westmoreland Place, Chillicothe. She was born Nov. 9, 1920 in Relief, Kentucky, to Elliott and Mary Ellen Johnson LeMaster. She was the widow of Mart Brown who preceded her in death in 1979.
Surviving is Paulette Gerz, the widow of her only child Richard F. Payton who died in 1972, and her husband Jeff Gerz, three grandchildren whom she loved with all her heart; Kelli (David) Coffey, Kristi Payton of Chillicothe, and Jeremy (Jessica) Gerz of LeHigh Acres, FL, four great grandchildren whom she adored; Elizabeth Claire and Rebecca Kate Coffey of Chillicothe and Alexis Anne and Jeremy Ryan Gerz of LeHigh Acres, FL., one sister-in-law, Loretta LeMaster, widow of her brother Merdia LeMaster and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by eight brothers and three sisters.
Services were entrusted to Ebright Funeral Home of Frankfort, Ohio.