Mrs. Jean Marie Brown, 93, of Clearfield, Kentucky, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at her home.
She was born on March 25, 1922 in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, a daughter of the late Samuel Lewis Bowman and Anna Huber Bowman.
She married Luster James Brown on January 30, 1943; they celebrated 55 years together until his death in 1998.
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Larry Gene Brown and sister-in-law, Dorinda Brown.
Survivors include three sons, James Luster (Nancy) Brown of Mt. Sterling, Robert Lee (Patty) Brown of Morehead and Billy Joe (Debbie) Brown of Flatwoods, three daughters, Diana Lynn Dillon (Larry) Brown of Cecilia, Gina DeAnne (Dan) Gooch and Angela Porter(Cameron) Kenney all of Mt. Sterling, daughter-in-law, Derma Brown of Clearfield, nineteen grandchildren, Buckley Brown, Janene Maloney, Melinda Fox, Josh Brown, Chuck Ferguson, Candi Howard, Johnny Brown, Larryn Brown, Shayne Brown, Jeremiah Brown, Brandon Dillon, Blake Dillon, Madison Gooch, Mason Gooch, Darian Porter, Skylar Porter, Eden Porter, Camryn Kenney and Colton Kenney, sixteen great-grandchildren, Dalton and Jared Brown, Lane and Bailee Maloney, Emery Fox, Cora and Schroder Brown, Zeke, Zoe and Zerah Ferguson, Caden and Josey Norden, Alarra Barker, Ryder Brown, Emmarie Brown and Peyton Dillon and her cousin, Marlene McClain.
Jean was a member of the Clearfield Tabernacle for over 50 years; a member of the Progressive Homemakers Club for 50+ years and had served as secretary/treasurer for 10 years; served on the Rowan County Homemakers Council; was a member of the Senior Citizens (where she made numerous close friends including dear friends, Sam Cross, Gwen Williams and Judy Jefferson); participated in the Senior Olympic Games for over 25 years (where she won numerous Gold medals); and was a member of the Golden Agers. She was the oldest homemaker member in Rowan County, had received several ribbons for crafting and cultural arts and had received several perfect attendance awards at the homemaker meetings.
Lifelong best friends include the late Lovena Richardson, Mabel Forman, Janice Brown, Rita Lewis, the late Brother Lawrence Colliver, the Rigsby family, the late Dr. Louise Caudill, Susie Halbeib, Betty Hall and the late Brother and Sister Scott Griffith.
Jean loved to travel and enjoyed numerous Shockey Tours. She had a trip scheduled this weekend to Germantown, Indiana with dear friend, Gwen.
"Mamaw" Brown took so much pride in her family, visiting all types of sporting and school events. Everyone loved to gather at her house, celebrating holidays, birthdays, and annual Easter egg hunts.
Jean was a deeply religious woman, a loving mother/grandmother/great-grandmother, a devoted friend, and a treasure to all. She had an amazing life and will be greatly missed by all.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, November 22, 2015 in the chapel of the Michael R. Gray Funeral Home in Morehead with Rev. Cecil Ison officiating.
Burial will follow in the Moore-Messer Cemetery.
Visitation is from 4 P.M. to 7 P.M. Saturday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Buckley Brown, Josh Brown, Brandon Dillon, Blake Dillon, J. J. Brown, Mason Gooch and Chuck Ferguson.