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 Barbara Jane <I>Watkins</I> Brown

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Barbara Jane Watkins Brown

Birth
Elmira, Chemung County, New York, USA
Death
26 Oct 2014 (aged 89)
Plainwell, Allegan County, Michigan, USA
Burial
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID
138190673 View Source

BROWN, Mrs. Barbara Jane Kalamazoo Barbara Jane Watkins Brown passed away peacefully at Life Care Center of Plainwell on Sunday, October 26th. Born in Elmira, NY, May 17, 1925 and a graduate of Elmira College, Barbara Brown lived with her husband of 54 years, Clarence ("Chick") Brown, in the St. Joseph, MI area, from 1949 to 1970. They later moved to the greater Chicago area before settling in Mattoon, IL for 30 years. In 2003, she moved to Kalamazoo, MI, where she lived until she moved to the Life Care Center. She was dearly beloved and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Barbara is preceded by her husband, and leaves behind her sister, Marilyn Davis; two children, Sandy Freeland and Bob Brown; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Barbara donated her remains to the University of Michigan Medical School. No service is planned for the immediate future. The family will have a private committal service when her ashes are returned. In lieu of a service you are invited to read and share memories, thoughts and pictures. https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1485226261739865: Thank you Lucy and Pearl. For memorials you are invited to contribute to the Coles County CASA program which she helped found: http://colescountycasa.org/ or the childrens'
charity of your choice
. You may leave a message of comfort online and view the full obituary online at: www.harperfuneral.com. Honor her in your heart and go in peace.
Published in Kalamazoo Gazette from Nov. 1 to Nov. 2, 2014

BROWN, Mrs. Barbara Jane Kalamazoo Barbara Jane Watkins Brown passed away peacefully at Life Care Center of Plainwell on Sunday, October 26th. Born in Elmira, NY, May 17, 1925 and a graduate of Elmira College, Barbara Brown lived with her husband of 54 years, Clarence ("Chick") Brown, in the St. Joseph, MI area, from 1949 to 1970. They later moved to the greater Chicago area before settling in Mattoon, IL for 30 years. In 2003, she moved to Kalamazoo, MI, where she lived until she moved to the Life Care Center. She was dearly beloved and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Barbara is preceded by her husband, and leaves behind her sister, Marilyn Davis; two children, Sandy Freeland and Bob Brown; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Barbara donated her remains to the University of Michigan Medical School. No service is planned for the immediate future. The family will have a private committal service when her ashes are returned. In lieu of a service you are invited to read and share memories, thoughts and pictures. https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1485226261739865: Thank you Lucy and Pearl. For memorials you are invited to contribute to the Coles County CASA program which she helped found: http://colescountycasa.org/ or the childrens'
charity of your choice
. You may leave a message of comfort online and view the full obituary online at: www.harperfuneral.com. Honor her in your heart and go in peace.
Published in Kalamazoo Gazette from Nov. 1 to Nov. 2, 2014

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