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Lea J. Brown, 87, a longtime resident of Pulaski Township, Pa., passed away peacefully on Jan. 13, 2018.
Lea was born on May 29, 1930, in Mantua, Ohio, the third oldest child of Virgil and Alice Harner.
Lea had four children with significant others noted in parenthesis, Ruth Walters Brown (Ed) residing in New Castle, Pa., Joy Cookson of New Castle, Pa., Dave Walters (Kathy) of Havelock, N.C., and Karen Walters (Michael) of Chicago, Ill.
She received formal training at Trevecca College of Nashville, Tenn. and Houghton College of Houghton, N.Y., earning her degree in education.
Lea's life was based on her deep-rooted faith in Jesus. Church involvement was very important, and she loved teaching and gardening.
Lea is survived by her sister Carol; her four children, Ruth (Ed), Joy, Dave (Kathy) and Karen (Michael); and two grandchildren, David and Katie. She is also survived by four stepchildren, specifically Richard (Bridget) Brown of Columbus, Ohio, Jim Brown (Mary Jo) of Milan Ohio, Sally Ludwig of Atlanta, Ga., and Linda (Bruce) Goepfert of Orlando, Fla.; and stepgrandchildren, Elizabeth Brown, Kelly Brown, Jamie Brown, Robert Ludwig, Kenneth Ludwig, Jenny Ludwig, Alex Sapp, Alec Sapp, Linda Sapp, Steven Brown and Maggie Brown.
She was predeceased by her parents, Virgil and Alice; her brother, Robert; her sister, Katherine; her first husband, Delmar; her second husband, Richard; and stepdaughter, Elizabeth Brown.
Visitation will be held at Staton-Borowski Funeral Home, 962 North Road N.E., Warren, Ohio 44483 on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, from 10 a.m.
A celebration of Lea's life will be held also on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 11 a.m. also at Staton-Borowski Funeral Home with Reverend David Black officiating. Interment will be held directly after Lea's celebration of life at the Parkman Overlook Cemetery, 18145 Tavern Road, Burton, Ohio 44062.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Salvation Army, American Heart Association or a charity of your choice.
Published on January 14, 2018
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