Roberta "Ferne" Brown, 87, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, with her loving family by her side. Roberta was born Aug. 17, 1933, in Bullskin Township, the daughter of the late Homer and Millie Kastner Kreinbrook. Ferne was a 1950 graduate of Ramsay High School. She was dedicated to the American Legion Auxiliary, joining in 1968 and later becoming a lifetime member. Her highest office was the state elected office of Westmoreland County District President, having served that title for many terms. She held various offices as a Westmoreland County Council member. Since joining the James E. Zundell unit in 1994, she held the office of president for 25 years. Surviving are her children, Roberta Johnson (Dan), of Mill Run, Carol Bish (Dan), of Erie, Shirley Arrotti (Tim), of Scottdale, Amy Keslar (Richard), of Mt. Pleasant, and Jeffrey Brown (Ann), of Michigan; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Elmer Brown Jr. (Kathy); and sisters-in-law, Louise Freed (Harrold) and Jean Brown. In addition to her parents, Ferne was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Stanley E. Brown; brothers, Wilmer, Oliver, Ebbert, Earl and Delmer Kreinbrook; and sisters, Edith Dolan, Rachael Finn and Hilda Biller. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Mt. Olive Evangelical Church, 363 Pleasant Valley Road, Connellsville, PA 15425, where services will be held at 7 p.m. with Pastor Lee Maley, officiating. Arrangements are under direction of SALOOM-REGA FUNERAL SERVICE, 730 W. Main St., Mt. Pleasant. Please visit Ferne's online memorial at www.saloom-rega.com
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