Nona Brown
1935 - 2018
Nona G. Brown
Nona G. (Wright) Brown, 82, died Saturday, January 6, 2018 at York Hospital. She was the wife of the late Stanley E. Brown, with whom she shared 63 years of marriage.
A viewing will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, January 12, 2018 at Codorus Church of the Brethren, 1129 Dunkard Valley Road, Dallastown. A celebration of Nona's life will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 13 at the church, on what would have been her 83rd birthday. Interment will be private. Hartenstein Funeral & Cremation Care, Inc., New Freedom, is assisting the family.
Born January 13, 1935 in Canton, Bradford County, Nona was the daughter of the late Wilbur and Mary (Mason) Wright. Her family moved to York County to operate Codorun Farms, near Indian Rock Dam, in her teen years and she went on to graduate from West York High School. Nona and Stan met while attending York Junior College and married on May 29, 1954 at Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church in York.
Nona finished her teaching degree at Millersville State Teachers College, graduating in 1955. Following Stan's tenure in the Army, they moved to Loganville to assist with the family business. Nona taught elementary school for several years in Seven Valleys before assuming a full-time role working alongside her husband at Brown's Orchards. The impact of her contributions continue to be seen and felt today through the warm, welcoming atmosphere, beautiful signs and displays, and the children's educational programs at Brown's Farm Market.
Nona was actively involved in the community. She was an organizational leader for the Loganville 4-H Club for many years, taught Sunday School at Zion U.C.C., and volunteered with Contact York. She also served on the Susan P. Byrnes Health Education Center Board of Directors from 2002-2005 and was an active member of Emanuel United Methodist Church in Loganville, where she shared her beautiful voice as a member of its music ministry. Nona and Stan were honored to receive the 2015 Susan P. Byrnes Health Education Center Founder's Celebration of Life Award and the 2016 Scott Brown Memorial Seeds of H.O.P.E. Award.
Nona had a passion for teaching children about farming and healthy eating. She was deeply committed to serving others, and valued time spent with family and friends. She will be remembered most for her loving smile, beautiful handwriting, joy for music, and appreciation for the simple things in life.
Nona is survived by her daughter-in-law, Brenda A. Brown, wife of the late Scott E. Brown, along with their children, Amanda S. Lighty and her husband, Jared A. Lighty and their daughter, Alyssa J. Lighty, and Travis S. Brown and his wife, Kayla M. Brown and their daughters, Hailey M. Brown and Grace C. Brown; her daughter, Linda C. Krupa and her husband, Nicholas E. Krupa, along with their children, Elena C. Krupa, Erin E. Bertke and her husband, Jordan T. Bertke, and Matthew R. Krupa; a son, David A. Brown and his wife, Mary I. Brown and their sons, Scott D. Brown and Sean A. Brown; her sister-in-law, Marjorie Wright; brothers-in-law, Richard H. Brown and his spouse, Lynn R. Spoor, and Roger L. Brown and his wife, Peggy A. Brown; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by siblings, Ella Lorene Hawthorne, Charles A. Wright, Frances Anderson and Robert M. "Bob" Wright.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Nona's name may be made to Emanuel United Methodist Church, PO Box 484, Loganville, PA 17342 to benefit its music ministry or to the Byrnes Health Education Center, 515 S. George St., York, PA 17401 (

Published by York Daily Record on Jan. 9, 2018.
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A loving and caring lady.
Linda Beck
January 3, 2020
There are so many great thoughts everyone has of this family. I said to our Mom when we were driving from Dundalk , " I feel like I am going to a piece of Heaver when I get to Browns". The peaches are sweeter then a sugar bowl. The Browns are Divine. We are all so grateful to have had you in our lives 65 years. The good die young.
Susie Sproul
March 7, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Sandy Walsh
January 12, 2018
Deepest sympathy and prayers for the entire Brown family as you are surely missing your dear Nona.
with love from the Baker family, and your friends at The Salvation Army, York
Michele Baker
January 11, 2018
Sending our deepest sympathy and prayers at this time of such a great loss. Your Mom will always be remembered in our prayers and thoughts.

Aunt Rosalie and Uncle Jason
Rosalie Ferina
January 11, 2018
What can you say when you lose someone as kind and endearing as Nona. We will miss her as deeply as we do Stan, who we lost only months ago. Time and time again, both of them welcomed us into their home and embraced us like family. But of course, that's the Brown's way...
Adam Schechtman
January 10, 2018
This world needs more people like Stan and Nona Brown. God bless them for making a difference in so many of our lives.
Christine Bentley
January 10, 2018
My thoughts go out to the entire Brown family at yet another loss. Nona was a warm and kind person who will be missed. The only comfort is that Stan, Nona and Scott are together again.
Brian Shaffer
January 9, 2018
We are so sorry to hear this. She is a wonderful lady and always smiling. I was a teen ager when I did babysitting and cleaned for them. Learned so much. She had the best creamed corn recipe she taugh me to make along with Stanley teaching me about and how to use the grill. They were great people and so nice. Nona you will be miss. Rest In Peace.
Larry&Linda Beck
January 9, 2018
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