Jean Brown

H. Jean Brown

GALION: 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 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


Funeral Home

Snyder Funeral Home, Richardson-Davis Chapel
218 S. Market Street Galion, OH 44833

Published in the News Journal on July 9, 2014