Helen Brown

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HOLGATE -- Helen L. Brown, 93, of Holgate, died Thursday evening, Jan. 16, 2014, at Vancrest Healthcare Center of Holgate.

Her legacy…Helen was born May 27, 1920, to Herman and Leanna (Cramer) Kline, in Holgate. On July 29, 1939, she married Leorell "Dutch" Brown, who passed away in September of 1979. Helen was employed by Holgate Local Schools as a cook for over 30 years, and also worked at Campbell's. She was a long time member of Holgate United Methodist Church, New Bavaria VFW Ladies Auxiliary, and a volunteer at Vancrest Healthcare Center.

Her family…is survived by her children, Julie Brown, Holgate, Joe (Nancy) Brown, Holgate, Rose Archambeault, Holgate; daughter-in-law, Mary Brown, Holgate; 12 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren. Helen was preceded in death by her husband; son, Jim Brown; grandson, Tom Brown; brother, Ray Kline; sisters, Margaret Fauver and Mary Burkhart.

Her farewell services…Visitation will be today, January 19, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Zachrich Funeral Home, 114 William Street, Holgate. Services are Monday, January 20, at 11:30 a.m. at the Holgate United Methodist Church, with Reverend Susan St. Peter officiating. Helen will lie in state from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the church. Memorial contributions can be made to the Holgate United Methodist Church or a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences can be left at www.ZachrichFuneralHome.com.

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