Mary Frances Brown, 81, of Circleville, Ohio, formerly of Chillicothe, Ohio, passed away Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at Circleville Care & Rehab.
She was born Feb. 7, 1931, in Sandyville, W.Va., the daughter of Sumpter and Ola (Balderson) Archer.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Evelyn Wells; and brothers, Jack, Wayne and Jerry Archer.
Mary Frances graduated from Ripley (W.Va.) High School in 1949, and Mountain State Business College in Parkersburg. She retired from JC Penney in Chillicothe. Mary Frances enjoyed traveling, needlework, watching golf matches on TV and working crossword and jigsaw puzzles.
Mary Frances is survived by her children, Tom (Lori) Brown Jr. of Circleville, Mary Jane (Michael) Celentano of Allen, Texas, and Joe (Traci) Brown of Circleville; grandchildren, Annisa and Jenina Brown, Chelsea and Ryan Brown, Amanda (John) Fischelli and Kirstin Celentano; great-grandchildren, Camille and Evelyn Fischelli; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Archer, Janice Archer and Janet Archer, all of West Virginia; and many nieces, nephews and their families.
Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Monday at Defenbaugh-Wise-Schoedinger Funeral Home, 151 E. Main St., Circleville, with The Rev. Dr. Gerhard Kraus officiating. Burial will be in Forest Cemetery. Friends may call 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Central Ohio Diabetes Association, 1100 Dennison Ave., Columbus, OH 43201.
The family thanks the staff of Circleville Care and Rehab and Tridia Hospice for their care and compassion during Mary Frances' illness.
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