Obituary: Marian I. Brown



Marian I. Brown, 74, Noblesville, died Aug. 1 at Riverview Health in Noblesville. She was born July 18, 1942 to Waylon and Lenice (Willis) Russ in Iron City, Tenn.

Marian was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and caregiver for her family. She was the sweetest person in the world. Marian had worked at the Rainbow Skating Rink as a carhop, which is where she met her husband. She loved spending time with her family and friends and going to the casino.

She is survived by her mother, Lenice Russ, husband Forrest Brown, daughter Rebecca (Donald) Ellis, daughter Nora (Brian) Light, siblings Bonnie Gist, Mary E. Lantzer, Thomas Russ, Vivian Anderson, Lillian Abbott, Jo Anna Bowling, Dennis Russ and Barbara Raymond, grandchildren Kayla (Greg) Kehl, Brandon Brooks, Donald Ellis II, Brianna Jo Light, Heather Abner and Stacy Barker and great-grandchildren Waylon Whisman and Kloey Girtman.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her sister, Betty Russ.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.