Mary Ann BROWN

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MARY ANN BROWN, 84, passed in peace on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. Born on July 4, 1934 in Winona, Minn., she was a daughter of the late John and Martha Richter. Mary Ann's devotion to her faith and family guided her through good times and bad. After moving to Fort Wayne, Ind. in 1964 with her husband and children, Mary Ann began her career as an Administrative Assistant with the Fort Wayne Community Schools. A tireless worker and frequent volunteer, Mary Ann often sacrificed her needs so that others, especially her dear children, were always well taken care of. Mary Ann's effervescent personality and keen sense of humor raised the spirits of everyone who had the pleasure of meeting and knowing her. Her natural ability to make others feel welcomed, valued and respected was boundless and perhaps her greatest gift. She will be always remembered fondly, missed dearly and her spirit will live on through all those she touched in life. Mary Ann was the beloved mother of five children, Matthew (Jill) Brown, Sharon (Dave) Hallock (deceased), Shelia Brown, Douglas (Denise) Brown, and Mark (Patricia) Brown; devoted wife of 14 years to John Brown (deceased); a loving sister to six siblings, Eugene Richter (deceased), Daniel Richter (deceased), Ronald Richter, Jack Richter, William Richter and Loretta Richter; grandmother to 16; great-grandmother to 15; and dear friend to so many more. Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church, 1502 East Wallen Road, Fort Wayne, Ind., with a visitation period starting at 9:30 a.m. Visitation also from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, at D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Road, Fort Wayne, Ind., with Rosary service at 5:30 p.m. Burial will follow the service on Monday. To sign the online guestbook visit

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8325 Covington Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46804
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Jan. 11, 2019
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