JOAN C. BROWN
Joan C. Brown, 83, of Summersville, WV passed away on Saturday,
September 3, 2016 in the Summersville Regional Medical Center. Born
July 8, 1933 in Dell Rapids, SD; she was a daughter of the late Joseph
and Anna Kottman Schwebach. She was also preceded in death by her
husband, Ronald J. Brown in 2006; two brothers, Joseph Schwebach and
Urban Schwebach; two sisters, Isabelle Schmidt and Cordula Williamson.
Joan attended all twelve years of schooling and graduated from St.
Mary’s Catholic School in Dell Rapids. She went on to Mount Marty
College in Yankton, SD, to earn her teaching certificate. She also
attended Dakota State teacher’s college. She was the first lay teacher at
St. Mary’s Elementary Catholic School in Dell Rapids, SD. She also
taught in Parker and Rapid City, SD, and a private school in Manhattan,
She married Ronald J. Brown on December 26, 1959. They had four
children, Ann Christiansen (Tim) of Austin, TX, Paul Brown (Mary),
Patrick Brown, and Alice Hamilton (CJ), all of Summersville;
grandchildren, Melissa (David) Augustine, Kelly (Matt Schmidt), Andrew,
Nichole, Christy, Anna and Jacob Hamilton, Rachel, John Paul, Luke and
Mary Angela Brown and six great grandchildren; Matthew Christiansen,
Brianna, Samantha, Catherine and Nicholas Augustine and Adeline
Schmidt; two great-great grandchildren, Zayden and Aleah Augustine;
three sisters, Mary Ann (Alfred) Loiseau of Egan, SD, Helen (Mike)
Hattervig of Dell Rapids, SD and Clare (Conrad) Hubert of Babylon, NY.
Joan’s life was her family. Whatever her children were involved in she
was there. She was a Girl and Boy Scout leader as well as fundraising
chairman, a room mother for many years, active PTA member, as well as
being a CCD and RCIA Teacher for her church. She loved her Catholic
faith and participated in every aspect that she could by volunteering as a
member of alter society or ladies group as well as a religious education
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday,
September 6, 2016 at the St. John’s Catholic Church at Summersville
with Father Xavier Cooney, SVD officiating. Interment will follow in the
St. John’s Catholic Cemetery at Summersville.
Friends may call at the White Funeral Home at Summersville on Monday
from 6 to 8 p.m. where a Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Joan’s memory may be made to
Catholic Radio c/o St. Johns Church, Summersville, WV.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.whitefuneralhomewv.