Marian Elizabeth Brown

October 13, 1926 ‒ March 11, 2021

Galion, Ohio

Marian Elizabeth Brown, 94, of Galion passed away Thursday, March 11, 2021 at home surrounded by her family.

Born October 13, 1926 in Baltimore, Maryland, she was the daughter of Edgar Eugene and Elizabeth (Buckingham) Muchmeister. She married Wayne O. Brown and he preceded her on May 14, 2013.

Marian will be remembered as a childcare provider in her home, a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Galion, Galion Eagles where she held offices and was very active and Galion Women of the Moose. Her favorite band was the Bullitt Band from Galion and a favorite memory of hers was when she was ten years old she met the Duke and Duchess of York, King Edward the VII.

Marian is survived by sons, Dwaine (Jane) Brown of Indian Lake, Ohio and Brian Brown of Galion; daughters Sharon Lauer of Galion, Jeanette Montgomery of Marion, Phylis (Don) Monk of Galion and Elaine Barney of Galion; daughter-in-law Ann Brown of Galion; 27 grandchildren, Angela Hopkins, Amy (Sachin) Sardar, Bethany Brown, Michele (Jason) Miller, Shawn (Pam) Barney, Brandi Barney, Chris Douglas, Tracey (Scott) Schroeder, Gina (Todd) Winsor, Andy (Kim) Lauer, Mark (Shellie) Montgomery, Tony (Tina) Montgomery, Heather (Joe) Logan, Jeremy (Deanna) Brown, Jeff O’Neal, Janelle (Brent) Moore, Joe Zacharzuk, Don (Joy) Monk, Jr., Mike (Jennifer) Monk, Ron (Rachel) Monk, Ty Harding, Niki (Phil) Lilly, Tiffany (Matt) Basilone, Paula (Bob) Musgrove, Mike Wilson, Carla (Scott) Murdoch and Carl (Tabitha) Dye; many great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren and her cat Houdini.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by sons, Byron Brown and Wesley Hart: daughters, Cindi Acierno and Gail Dye and a daughter-in-law, Darlene Brown.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at Fairview Cemetery, 1295 Fairview Road, Galion, Ohio 44833, with Rev. T.J. McNew officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Humane Society serving Crawford County in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Marian Brown, and condolences may be made to them at

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  • Brown family so sorry to hear about Marian’s passing,sending prayers to the family.

    Maggie Bashoff and Jeff Robinson

  • To the Brown Family,
    Please accept our sympathies and prayers for the passing of Marian.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • Ann and all of the Brown family:

    We were so sorry to hear about Mrs. Brown’s death. She was a very nice lady. Remember her from special services there at Peace when we would attend. Always remember how much she loved and cared for Bethany. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

    Dreama and Loyd Caudill

  • Brown Family,
    Sorry for your loss. Your mom took care of us as babies. We grew up together on same street and went to school together Prayers and Hug’s ❤️🙏
    Connie Knightstep Hayes

  • Dwaine, Elaine, and entire Brown family
    So very sorry to hear of the passing of Marian. Gosh we lived behind you on Boston street back in the early 60’s, then on Union 2 houses away during the 70’s, and Dwaine was our paper boy. So your family has been in my memories for many a year. May God bless her warmly in heaven, and bless and comfort those that will be missing her. Take care, and let me know if there is anything I can do for you.

  • Prayers for All of you, the lost of our Mothers we never get over. We miss them every day. She is looking down and watching over you every day. We all grew up together as she watched over us. She was a lovely woman, she will be missed. Much Love, Debra Knightstep Kopilec.

  • Our condolences to the Brown Family at the passing of your mother. Such a sweet lady. Hugs and prayers. John and Sandy Gibson