BOARDMAN - Vera J. Brown, 98, died Tuesday evening, April 2, 2013, at Hospice House.
Mrs. Brown was born May 7, 1914, in Norristown, the daughter of Leon and Martha Tinlin Newbold.
She was a 1932 graduate of Carrollton High School. Vera was a homemaker, and she loved to garden and raise flowers. She was very active in the Boardman United Methodist Church and Masonic organizations.
Vera was a member of the church for more than 65 years, where she was a Sunday school teacher and a member of the chancel choir. She worked in the kitchen for many church dinners over the years and was active with Bible school. She was a member of Sarah Circle and the Questors Club.
Vera was a member of Miriam Chapter No. 278 Order of Eastern Star, Canfield Court of Amaranth No. 39 and Faith Court of Amaranth No. 43 in Salem. She also belonged to the Warren Assembly, White Shrine, Beauceant and also the Dublin Grange in Canfield.
She leaves her daughter, Jane (Kim) Noel of Struthers; a son, Earl T. (Nancy) Brown II of Warren; son-in-law, Richard Pavlicko; sister, Arlene Kaser of Mechanicstown; grandchildren, Kevin (Heather) Brown, Kelly (Russ) Sigworth, Jody (Angela) Brabant and Eric (Kristina) Pavlicko; and nine great-grandchildren.
Preceding Vera in death were her husband of 54 years, E. Tom Brown, whom she married Aug. 16, 1939, and died Jan. 17, 1994; daughter, Jean Pavlicko; and brothers and sisters, Derward, Gladys, Basil, Ray, Ralph, Thomas and Nova Jean.
There will be services at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Boardman United Methodist Church. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday evening at the Lane Family Funeral Home, Anstrom Chapel, 8387 Tod Ave., Boardman, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church prior to the service.
Family and friends may view this obituary and send condolences at www.lanefuneralhomes.com.