April 8, 1934 - July 13, 2017
DEERFIELD – Martha A. Brown, age 83 of Deerfield, passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017, at Cambrian Memory Care. She was born April 8, 1934, in Ottoville, Ohio, to Edwin and Whilomena (Pohl) Hilvers, and graduated from Immaculate Conception Catholic School. On September 27, 1952, she married Julius Brown, and they have been blessed to celebrate over 64 years together. Martha was a faithful, active member of Light of Christ Catholic Church, St. Alphonsus Parish where she was involved in the Altar Rosary Society as well as the choir. In addition to raising nine children, she was the bookkeeper for the family business, Home Acres Heating and Plumbing. Martha enjoyed bowling, fishing, and crocheting; and was known for making the best cookies. She also made time to volunteer in the schools with her grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Julius, she is survived by their children: Patricia (Terry) Reau of Blissfield, Margaret (Jack) Ward of Tecumseh, Karen (Robert) Wilson of Blissfield, Sr. Janice Brown O.P. of Detroit, Susan (David) Zittleman of Temperance, Thomas (Connie) Brown of Blissfield, Kayleen Cristman and Christina (Joe) Frank, both of Deerfield; daughter-in-law, Cindy Brown; 20 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren; and sisters, Florence (Maurice) Feurst and Mary Ann (Vincent) Kehres. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, James Brown; her brother, Bernard Hilvers; and sisters, Alberta Kasler and Norma Burgei. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 17, 2017 at Light Of Christ Catholic Church, St. Alphonsus Parish in Deerfield, with Rev. Jeffrey Poll as Celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Alphonsus Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Wagley Funeral Home, Tagsold Chapel in Blissfield on Sunday from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m., where a Rosary Service will be held at 6 p.m. There will also be visitation at the church Monday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Contributions in memory of Martha may be made to Light of Christ Catholic Parish for Masses, Alzheimer’s Association or Great Lakes Hospice. Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.WagleyFuneralHome.com.
DEERFIELD – Martha A. Brown, age 83 of Deerfield, passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017, at Cambrian Memory Care. She was born April 8, 1934, in Ottoville, Ohio, to Edwin and Whilomena (Pohl) Hilvers, and graduated from Immaculate Conception... View Obituary & Service Information
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