Anneliese Elsie Brown

June 07, 1926 ‒ November 28, 2016

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Anneliese Elsie Brown, 90, passed away on Monday, November 28, 2016 surrounded by her children.

Anneliese was born on June 7, 1926 in Nuremburg, Germany. It was there, during WWII, that she met her husband, the late Sidney Brown who was an American soldier. They married on February 28, 1948 and made their home in Mansfield where they had 5 children and enjoyed 59 years of marriage. Anneliese was a devoted wife and mother. She enjoyed the simple joys of life – family, reading, listening to music, watching old movies, shopping and sitting on the porch on a beautiful day.

Anneliese is survived by her children: Thomas (Jennifer) Brown of Shelby, Diana (Larry) Diglaw of Lexington, Brenda Brown, Bruce Brown, and Brian Brown, all of Mansfield; grandchildren Anya (Bob Farley) Todd, Dustin Brown, Dylan Todd, Anneliese (Matt) Sickmiller, Derrick Diglaw, Emily (Brad) Bowman, and Jason (Melissa) Diglaw and step-grandchildren Tyler Extine, Trevor Extine and Tiana (Justin) Westbrook; and 8 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Anneliese was preceeded in death by her husband Sidney in 2007.

Her family will receive friends Friday, December 2, 2016 from 10 am-12 pm in the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where funeral services will begin at 12 pm.  Pastor Bill Cantleberry will officiate and burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby.

To honor Anneliese, who enjoyed spending time with her family’s animals, donations can be made to Mid-Ohio Animal Welfare League, PO Box 3842, Mansfield, OH 44907.

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  • My condolences to the family. I loved working for Anneliese. I think of her often. We shared some laughs during our visits. Sending prayers as all will miss her.

  • We are so sorry for your Loss Annelise and Matt and your family .Our prayers are with you. Sorry we can not make it I will be out of town and Gail has to work .

  • My condolences to the family and friends. The bible makes this comforting promise,”God is close to the brokenhearted;He saves those who are crushed in spirit.”(Psalms 34:18)

  • So sorry for your loss, Matt and Anneliese. Grandma’s are special and I’m sure she will be missed! Thinking of you at your time of loss.

  • Tom and family Jeff and I were at ocharlies tonight Gary told us about ur mom so sorry for your loss. Watched the video boy your mom was a beauty back in her day!! Thank God for the time you had her . Hope time heals your pain and your memories of her give you comfort . Our prayers are with you and your family.