Brown, Donna

Donna Brown, 88, of Adrian, Mich., formerly of Harrison, Mich., died Saturday, July 25, 2009, in Harrison at the home of her daughters-in-law.

She was born Jan. 7, 1921, in Betzer Township, Hillsdale County, Mich., the daughter of Christian Glen and Laura Belle (Good) Stump. She married Vernon Brown on Jan. 8, 1938 in Goshen, Ind.  He preceded her in death Oct. 1, 1975. 

Donna was a member of New Hope Tabernacle Church in Adrian, Mich., and the Hudson Senior Center. She enjoyed crocheting, puzzle books and embroidery. 

Surviving Donna are four children, Laura (and Sonny) Uphold of Adrian, Glen (and Karen) Brown of Harrison, Janet (and Harold) Shadbolt of Fayette, Ohio, and Edna (and Thomas) Mahan of Dubuque, Iowa; daughter-in-law, Gwen Brown of Harrison, 25 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren; one sister, Tillie Harris of Arizona.

She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, Vernon Brown, Jr.; one daughter, Rose Vandenberg; two grandchildren, one great-grandchild, four brothers and eight sisters.

A funeral service is scheduled at 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, at the Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Hudson, with Pastor Chris Cadwallader officiating.  Burial will follow at North Dover Cemetery in Clayton, Mich. Visitation is planned from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 27, at the funeral home.