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Lucy C. Stopher Brown
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Birth: Sep. 15, 1904
Ohio County
Indiana, USA
Death: Nov. 29, 1993
Jefferson County
Indiana, USA

Lucy was married to Elmer C. Brown on Oct. 28, 1922 and was the mother of James E., Marjorie (Jean), Dortha Mae (Dot), Mary Elizabeth (Libby) and Earl Wayne.

Mother, The Sweetest Word
" No painter's brush, nor poet's pen
In justice to her fame,
Has ever reached half high enough
To write a Mother's name."
LUCY C. BROWN was born in Ohio County, Indiana on September 15, 1904 to George & Libbie Marble Sopher. She passed away at the Clifty Falls Convalescent Center, Madison, Indiana on Monday, November 29, 1993 at 6:35 A.M. Lucy was reared on Grants Creek in Switzerland County and received her education in a one room school in the neighborhood. On October 28, 1922 she was married to Elmer C. Brown and shared nearly 47 years with a kind and loving mate until he was taken from her by death on September 28, 1969. Their entire wedded life was spent in Ohio and Switzerland Counties. For more than 25 years, they lived near East Enterprise. Lucy was blessed with five children who survive; two sons, James E. of Bennington, IN; Earl Wayne of Milton, KY; three daughters, Jean Tyler of Madison, IN; Dortha Mae "Dot" Curry and Mary Elizabeth "Libby" Markland of Rising Sun; two sons-in-law Henry Paul "Pee Wee" Curry and Nelson "Sam" Markland; two daughters-in-law, Marjorie Brown and Vickie Brown. Lucy's most fitting epitaph would read, "A Good Wife and Mother." Lucy had a quiet demeanor, the evidence of a peaceful heart. Like the Apostle Paul, she seemed to have learned, in whatsoever state she was, "therewith to be content." She had no desire for the world outside her home...her family was her world. Even when they were adults, it was reassuring to her family to know that Mother was always "there" when they visited just as she had always been at home waiting for them during childhood. Four years after the passing of her beloved husband, Elmer, Lucy moved into a home in East Enterprise. There she enjoyed seeing her friends and neighbors from her front porch or windows. She spent 20 years in this home taking care of the house and her personal affairs with little assistance past her 89th birthday. Just seven weeks ago, she was stricken by illness. The loving care of her children, her physician, the hospital, and the nursing home could not reverse the physical breakdown and she was released from the struggle at the age of 89 years, 2 months and 14 days. In addition to the five children and their spouses, who grieve the loss of their Mother, she is survived by 18 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Thelma Ricketts and brother Orville Stopher both of Rising Sun. Preceding her in death were her parents and husband; one grandson, Alan Jay Markland; one sister, Hazel Stopher and six half-sisters, Jennie Thies, Fannie Ascherman, Clara Young, Nellie Keith, Stella Elbright and Myrtle Dugle. The following poem was read at her husband's funeral and was a source of comfort to Lucy.
"God understands your sorrow
He sees the falling tear
And whispers, "I am with thee"
Then Falter not, nor fear
God understands your heartache
He knows the bitter pain
O, trust Him in the darkness
You cannot trust in vain
He understands your sorrow
Your deepest grief He shares
Then let Him bear your burden
He understands and cares."
Thank you God for giving us our MOTHER and GRANDMOTHER, Lucy Brown, for 89 years. Thank you God for all our friends and neighbors and bless them for all their thoughtfulness at the time you called MOM to rest.
Family links: 
  Elmer C. Brown (1902 - 1969)
  Earl Brown (1945 - 2010)*
*Calculated relationship
Rising Sun New Cemetery
Rising Sun
Ohio County
Indiana, USA
Created by: PG
Record added: Jun 22, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14682772
Lucy C. <i>Stopher</i> Brown
Added by: PG
Lucy C. <i>Stopher</i> Brown
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