Obituary: Patricia H. (Pat) Brown


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Patricia H. (Pat) Brown, 73, of Westfield, died Oct. 4, 2014 in Carmel. Born July 16, 1941 in Huntingburg, she was the daughter of Bernard McNelis and Naomi (McNelis) Schwenk.

She graduated from Jasper High School in 1959 and married Jerry P. Brown on June 10, 1961. Working as a beautician for more than 30 years, she enjoyed participating in events with her sorority, Delta Theta Tau, going to concerts and plays, and spending time with her family and friends.

Survived include her sons, Steven (Kerri) Brown and Rodney Brown; granddaughters, Ashley (Andrew) Wozniewski, Kelsey Brown and Lindsey Brown; siblings, Janet (Ray) Vaal, Mary (Norb) Luebbehusen, Tim (Darlene) McNelis, Sheila (Ed) Rudolph, Joe (Sharon) Schwenk, Audrey (Rich) Kruse, Phil (Sherri) Schwenk, Monica (Lee) Hicks and Yvette (Mary) Schwenk; and cousin and close friend, Brenda (Carnie) Vann.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her step-father, Joseph Schwenk; and husband, Jerry Brown.

A Celebration of Life Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 11 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 14598 Oak Ridge Rd., Carmel, with the Rev. Richard Doerr officiating. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 10 at Randall & Roberts Funeral Center, 1685 Westfield Rd., Noblesville. Burial will be at Hamilton Memorial Park Cemetery in Noblesville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Indiana Office, 8604 Allisonville Rd., Suite 140, Indianapolis, 46250; or the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, Greater Midwest Affiliate, Memorials and Tributes Lockbox, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, 60674. Online condolences may be made at


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