HICKSVILLE -- Barbara Brown, 71, died Monday, December 30, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Barbara was born February 8, 1942, in Antwerp, Ohio, the daughter of the late Wendell and Nellie (Billman) Savage. She was a 1960 graduate of Antwerp High School. On February 24, 1962, she was united in marriage to Richard Brown. Barbara was employed for 10 years at the Hicksville Building Loan and Savings, retiring in 1985.
She was a Golden Eagle member of the Hicksville Eagles Aerie 2556, an active member of the Community Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and served as a Bargain Box volunteer. Barbara loved laughing and playing cards and Scrabble with her family and friends. She was a talented cross stitch artist, a competitive mushroom hunter and an avid fisherwoman.
She is survived by her husband, Richard, of Hicksville; three daughters, Renee (Missy Edwards) Brown, Toni Brown and Tammy (Jeff) Cover, all of Fort Wayne; a son, Scott (Maureen) of Land O Lakes, Florida; six grandchildren, Marissa, Emma and Shelby Cover and Leah, Reece and Joe Edwards; a brother, Lynn Savage; and her little dog, Pixie.
She was preceded in death by a grandson, Jacob Cover; a sister, Carole Dunderman; a brother, Rex (Pete) Savage; and her parents.
Visitation will be Friday from 1-4 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. at Smith & Brown Funeral Home, Hicksville. An Eagles Auxiliary service will be at 5 p.m. The funeral service is at the funeral home Saturday at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Online condolences may be shared at www.smithbrownfuneralhome.com.