Meredith "Brownie" Brown, 81

Meredith A. “Brownie” Brown, 81, of Goodyear, Ariz., and former resident of Wabash and Huntington, died at his home on Friday, April 6, at 12:15 p.m.. 

He was born March 5, 1937, in Marion, Ohio, to George and Mabel (James) Brown.

Brownie was a graduate of Huntington High School and received his associate degree from International Business College in Fort Wayne. He married Barbara Hart on May 28, 1955. Brownie worked at Wabash Magnetics for 36 years as Data Processing Manager. In 1996, he was elected Clerk-Treasurer of the City of Wabash; serving in that capacity for 16 years, retiring in 2012. 

He is survived by his wife Barbara Brown, Goodyear; his daughter Sheri (Tim) Niccum, Goodyear; his son Gregg (Denise) Brown, Mason, Ohio; five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters Sharon (Jerry) Helvie, rural Huntington, and Marsha (Duane) Rhamy, rural Wabash.

He was preceded in death by both parents and two brothers, Dick and Jerry Brown.

A Celebration of Life for family and friends will be held on Monday, April 30, at 10:30 a.m. at Grandstaff - Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash with Pastor John Cook and the Rev. Larry Ray officiating.  Friends may call 9-10:30 a.m., Monday, April 30, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to the First United Methodist Church or Animal Shelter of Wabash County.

The memorial guest book for Brownie can be signed at


Posted on 2018 Apr 10