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Catherine B. Brown

October 11, 2012
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Catherine B. Brown, 94, formerly of Parkersburg, W.Va., died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at Highview in the Woodlands in Rockton, Ill.

She was born in Corning, N.Y., a daughter of the late William and Catherine (Rabbitt) Coumbe.

She was a secretary for Wood County Health Department. She was a member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church where she was a member of the church Sanctuary Society. She was a member of Worthington Golf Club, and Knights of Columbus Auxiliary. She served as a volunteer at St. Joseph's Hospital and Hospice.

She is survived by her daughter Margaret "Peggy" Pugliese (Tom) of Loves Park, Ill.; son Donald A. Brown (Lynn) of Jackson, Ohio; three grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and a great great grandson.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Arthur Brown in 1992; two brothers William and Fred Coumbe; and a sister Helen McCormick.

Mass of Christian burial will be Saturday 10 a.m. at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church with her nephew Father Louis McCormick as celebrant. Burial will be at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday 7-9 p.m. with a wake service at 8:30 p.m.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at



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