Barbara J. Brown, age 83, of Ludlow Falls, passed away on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at Miami Valley Hospital. She was born September 1, 1937 in Finchley, London, England. She is preceded in death by her mother Nelly Constance Rose Ellis; loving husband Dewitt Brown; and siblings Jim Ellis, Terry Ellis, Peg Parsley, and twin brother Bob Ellis. She will be missed and remembered by her brother John Ellis of England and 11 nieces and nephews. Barbara met Dee while he was stationed in England during the Korean War. Barbara and her sister Peg used to go dancing at the Ware Hall and that was where she met Dee. Barbara and Dee married in England after 2 years of courting and came back to America in 1956 when Barbara was just 19. Over the years, Barbara would visit England regularly to see family and friends, even traveling to South Africa. Barbara had a positive look on life and would always say “One day at a time.” She enjoyed great support and friendship from DeeDee, Yvonne, Kevin and Carol. A gathering of friends and family will be held from 11 AM-12 PM on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, 284 N. Miami St, West Milton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Miami County Animal Shelter, 1110 N. Co. Rd. 25A, Troy, OH 45373. Online memories of Barbara may be left for the family at www.hale-sarver.com.
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