Kathryn Browns


Kathryn "Kathy" M. (Franzdorf) Browns, 50, of Defiance, passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2014, from injuries sustained in a traffic accident in Defiance.

She was born on March 27, 1963, to William and Carolyn (Homier) Franzdorf in Defiance. On July 19, 2008, she married Kevin Browns. Kathy was a member of St. John's Catholic Church. She was a 1981 Defiance High School graduate, attended University of Toledo Medical Center and served her residency at Riverside Hospital, Toledo. Kathy worked at the Henry County Hospital as a medical technologist. She enjoyed many hobbies and interests including gardening, landscaping, scrapbooking and bike riding.

Kathy is survived by her parents of Defiance; husband, Kevin of Defiance; brother, Douglas (Sheila) Franzdorf of Defiance; mother-in-law, Marsha Browns of Defiance; godmother, Phyllis Homier of Defiance; and special cat, Oliver.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Sylvester and Germain Homier and Alfred and Ida Franzdorf; and her godfather, Marvin Homier.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at St. John's Catholic Church with Father Todd Dominique officiating. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday, March 3, 2014, from 2-8 p.m. at Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance, with a vigil service being held at 2 p.m.

Memorials are suggested to St. John's Catholic Church. Online condolences can be given at www.Schafferfh.com.

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  • Carolyn and Bill,  You know I would be with you if I were not in AZ, but my prayers and thoughts have been with you the past several days and I will continue to pray for you.  Kathy was such a wonderful daughter, and how thankful I am, that you were able to have her so close for the past 50 years.  And, oh how I wish you could have had her for the rest of your lives.  I'll keep praying for you and all of your family.  Especially on Tuesday and the weeks and months that lie ahead.  Love always,  Armatha

  • Dear family,

    Our condolences to the family.  Cousin Kathy will be missed by all.


    Jeff & Melanie Lehman