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Frances Brown

Frances Mae Brown (Hazen)

Sunday, November 29th, 1936 - Wednesday, May 15th, 2019
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Frances Mae Brown, 82, of Allegan, MI passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at her home. Born November 29, 1936 in Allegan, she was the daughter of the late Irwin and Pauline (Root) Hazen and was the wife of Melvin Wayne Brown. Mrs. Brown had worked for McGowan’s Men’s Store for many years before going to work for the United States Postal Service, from which she eventually retired. She attended First Congregational Church for many years and was very actively involved with the Congregational Kitchen. Mrs. Brown was an avid golfer. She played for thirty-eight years at Lake Monterey Golf Course. Bowling was another of her favorite past times. She had bowled on many leagues spanning several years and served as the secretary for the youth bowling league for a number of years. Mrs. Brown was an active participant in her community. She served on several boards and committees, including the Allegan Area Credit Union Board of Directors, the Township Board of Review and the Election Board. In her spare time, Mrs. Brown loved to spend time tending to her flower garden.

In addition to her husband of sixty-five years, Melvin, she is survived by her children, Robert W. Brown (Deb Scurio), William P. Brown (Brenda Thomas) and Dorothy A. (Mark) Mitchell; seven grandchildren, Katie (Kenny) Pohlman, Leia (Chris) Middaugh, Loren Brown, Cory Brown (Ashlea McNees), Kyler Mitchell, Mariellyn Mitchell and Frannie Mitchell; and two great-grandchildren, Isabella Pohlman and Myra Bierling.

The family will receive friends at Gorden Funeral Residence, Allegan Chapel, on Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. A funeral service will take place at the funeral home on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow in Hudson Corners Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 129 Jefferson Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. Gorden Funeral Residence, Allegan Chapel, is assisting the family with arrangements.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, May 19th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Sunday, May 19th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Gorden Funeral Residence, Allegan Chapel
    Address
    528 Trowbridge Street
    Allegan, Michigan 49010
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    Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 129 Jefferson Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.
  • Service

    Monday, May 20th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Monday, May 20th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Gorden Funeral Residence, Allegan Chapel
    Address
    528 Trowbridge Street
    Allegan, Michigan 49010
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 129 Jefferson Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.
    Officiant
    Pastor Barry Lucas
  • Interment

    Monday, May 20th, 2019 |
    When
    Monday, May 20th, 2019
    Location
    Hudson Corners Cemetery
    Address
    A37 and 118th Avenue
    Allegan, Michigan 49010
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Burial to follow funeral service.

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Bob and Deb and family. Thoughts and prayers. Our love to all of your family.
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