Helen M. Brown, 88, of Geneseo, formerly of English, Ind., died Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at Good Samaritan Village, Geneseo. Graveside services celebrating her life were held Monday, June 3 at Taswell Cemetery, Taswell, Ind. The Rev. Stephen Brown officiated. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Geneseo Good Samaritan Village or Taswell Cemetery. Vandemore Funeral Home, Geneseo assisted the family with arrangements.
She was born on Dec. 8, 1924, in Crawford County, Ind., the daughter of Calvin and Edna (Vandever) Smith. She married Ermal Brown on July 27, 1932. He died in 2000. Most of her life, she was a homemaker. She was a member of the Christian Church.
Survivors include her son, Pastor Stephen (Betty) Brown of Newburgh, Ind.; two grandchildren, Chris Brown (Nancy) of Burlington, Iowa, and Tammy (Mike) Schmidt of Brownsburg, Ind.; five great grandchildren; and one sister, Millie Lane of Bloomfield, Ind. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, two brothers, her husband and an infant son.