H. Jean Brown

July 05, 1924 ‒ July 07, 2014

Galion, Ohio

H. Jean Brown, 90, of Galion passed away Monday evening, July 7, 2014 at Magnolia Terrace in Galion where she and her husband Harold currently reside.

She was born July 5, 1924 in St. Paul, Minnesota and was the daughter of C.O. and Dora (Scharlau) Stout.

During her high school years, she met Harold and would become sweethearts and would eventually marry and they graduated from Cass Technical High School in Detroit and married Harold on May 21, 1943.  In 1960, the family moved to Galion from Detroit. After raising four children, Jean fulfilled a life’s dream to become a nurse, graduating from Mansfield School of Nursing, the oldest in her class, proudly finishing second among her classmates.

Jean continued her nursing at Galion Community Hospital and with doctors; Charles Skinner and Douglas and Dale Angerman. She was a member of the Galion Community Hospital Auxiliary and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Galion. Jean enjoyed crafts, sewing, music and especially cooking and sharing it with others.

She is survived by her husband of 71 years, Harold Brown; children, Mark Brown of Glendale Heights, IL, Linda J. (Fred) McHargue of Hedgesville, W.Va and Cindy Gray of Galion; six grandchildren, Wade, Lauren, Christopher, Kevin, Ashley and Ryan; six great-grandchildren, Abigail, Caleb, Josiah, Jonas, Jack and Elenora; nephew Ronald (Denise) Muir of Michigan and a niece Nancy Muir of Michigan.

Jean is preceded in death by her parents; a son Michael Brown and a sister Mary Alice Muir.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel in Galion where services will be held Friday, July 11, 2014 at 10:30 am with Deacon Greg Kirk officiating.  Deacon Greg Kirk will perform a vigil service Thursday at 8:30 pm. during calling hours.  Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church or the charity of the donor’s choice in care of the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel in Galion is honored to serve the family of Jean Brown, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • Cindy and Family, We are so sorry to read about the death of your Mother. Know that many are praying for you.May she rest in peace.God be with all of you.

  • Mark, Kevin and Family, our hearts go out to you. You are all in our prayers. With deepest sympathies,

    Danielle, Tim, Lauren, Melissa and Mikenna

  • Mark, Kevin and Family, my deepest sympathies to all of you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May she rest in peace in the arms of Jesus.

  • Condolences to the entire family. Jean was a spectacular lady, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. You were all so lucky to have her in your lives.

  • Grandma Brown and Grandpa Brown have nurtured SO many of us through the many years they visited family….AND friends in Columbia, Maryland. Our Lord has been so merciful and gracious to bless us with their lives of love, spiritual presence, hard work, and enthusiasm.. They have been an example for my children, Lacey and Jeremy, of unconditional grandparent love!

    “Jean” and Harold are a TEAM here and will be in Heaven. Our feisty, loving , spirited “Jean” will forever be remembered and loved by our family . She will again be with Harold in Heaven.

    Our love goes out to all the family.

  • You were so loved by your family and will be very missed. They’re comforted, though, knowing you are with loved ones on the other side. Our prayers are with you and your family through this transition time. You’re shining in God’s love there forever.

  • Harold and Children, we know Jean is in the arme of Jesus now. She was a special lady. So sorry we won’t be there with you for the Celebration of Life. God bless your family.

  • To the H. Jean Brown Family,
    Jean was one of the best nurses one could have known. Jean truly cared about her patients. Rest in peace. Please accept our sympathies and prayers for your loss.
    Ron and Linda Nelson