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Clara Suzan Gaile Brown, age 67, of Waupun, WI, died on Monday, June 9, 2014, surrounded by family. She was born on December 1, 1946, in Toledo, Ohio, the daughter of Clifford and Fannie (Kanavel) Scharer. After graduating from Erie Mason High School in 1964, Clara joined the U.S. Army, serving in Germany. On June 6, 1970, Clara married Richard Atwell Brown in Ohio.
She worked as a telephone operator for many years. Clara attended Monroe County Community College, graduating with an associate degree. She was employed at Ialacci Ent. Inc. as an office manager for 17 years. Clara passionately enjoyed quilting and cross stitching.
Clara is survived by her son, William (Molly) Brown, Toledo, OH; her daughter, Amy Brown, Waupun, WI; four grandchildren, Andrea (J.R.), Bryan, Steven and Richard "Ricky" Brown; a great-granddaughter, McKenna Davis; three brothers, Ronald (Carol) Scharer, Donald Scharer, both of Florida, and Frank (Lana) Scharer, Toledo, OH; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Richard in 2006; three brothers, Edward (Donna) Scharer, Lawrence (June) Scharer, and Robert Scharer; her sister, Juanita (Kenneth) Lloyd, and her sister-in-law, Mary.
Family and friends may visit the Freck Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, from 2-8 p.m. where services will be held at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family.
Freck Funeral Chapel
1155 South Wynn Road Oregon, OH 43616
Published in Toledo Blade on June 15, 2014