Mary E. (Allender) Kirts-Brown, age 92 passed away Thursday morning at Brown County Health & Living Center in Nashville. She was a resident of Brown County and a former resident of Inverness, Florida.
Mary was born March 14, 1920 in Brown County to the late Cecil and Ruth (Snyder) Allender. She married Toby Kirts in 1938 in Brown County. He passed away in 1972. Mary then married Earl Brown in 1989 in Inverness, FL. He preceded her in death on April 1, 2006.
Mary worked at the Nashville House during the 1950's making apple butter. She will be remembered by her children and grandchildren as caring mother and grandmother who loved cooking for her family, canning from her garden crops, quilting, working crossword puzzles & reading her Bible. Mary was a devoted Christian and attended the Belmont Pentecostal Church and the Pentecostal Church in Inverness, FL.
Mary will be missed by her children: Nancy Williams of Inverness, FL; Marcus (Nancy) Kirts & Donald (Phyllis) D. Kirts, both of Morgantown, Robert (Mary) Kirts of St. Mary's, Idaho; stepchildren: Cathy (Jack) Baylor of Milan, Darwin "Butch" (Alice) Brown of Columbus & Gary (Jan) Brown of Terre Haute; three sisters: Dolly (Norman) Wodtke of Plainfield, Irene Schroeder of Nashville & Beryl Deckard of Inverness, FL; seven grandchildren: Melinda Merida, Mark Kirts, Robert Kirts, Tina Keady, Donald Kirts, Elizabeth Miller & Joshua Williams.
She was preceded in death by her one sister: Mabel Tucker; andthree brothers: Glen, George & Bob Allender.
The Rev. Tim Conboy will conduct a funeral service at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, at Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center located at 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from1:00 pm to 3:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness, FL.
Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Mary to the Brown County Health and LivingCenter, Activity Fund, at 55 E. Willow Street Nashville,IN 47448.
Expressions of caring and kindness may be sent to the Kirts-Brown family at www.meredith-clark.com.
Information: (812) 597-4670