Viola "Susan" (Brown) Maher

11 octobre , 192923 janvier , 2020

Viola “Susan” Brown Maher, 90, of Benton, AR, passed away on January 23, 2020, at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock. She had been a resident at The Crossing in Malvern for the past 4 years.

Susan was born October 11, 1929, in Somerset, KY, to Charles Cecil and Rutha Ellen Burton Brown. She grew up in Pine Bluff, AR, and graduated from Watson Chapel High School in 1948. On August 20, 1954, in Upper Darby, PA, she married Richard F. Maher of Pine Bluff, AR. Susan was proudly employed by the State of Arkansas as an administrative assistant at Camp Robinson in NLR. For many years she and her husband enjoyed houseboating on Lake Ouachita with their many boat friends. Susan was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Benton.

Susan is survived by her daughter Melissa Ford (David) of Jersey City, NJ; granddaughter Sarah Ford Madden (Matthew) of Atlanta, GA; granddaughter Mary Kathleen Ford of Schenectady, NY; grandson Noah Bradley Maher, his mother Lisa Loftis Johnson, and her son Alex Wade of Malvern, AR; and sister Norma Brown Hales of Pine Bluff, AR.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her adoring husband Richard F. Maher, her son Philip Bradley Maher, her sisters Rhoda May Brown Blanton, Bessie Christine Brown Smith, Margaret Lucille Brown Hoover, and her brothers David Sidney Brown, Garlan Burnis Brown, Carrol Alfred Brown, and Charles Lewis Brown.

There will be a gathering of family and friends on Sunday January 26 from 2-4pm at Griffin Leggett Rest Hills Funeral Home in North Little Rock to celebrate Susan’s life. A private burial was held at Rest Hills Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to Arkansas Children’s Hospital or to your favorite charity. You may offer condolences, share memories, and sign the guestbook at www.dignitymemorial.com/rest-hills-funeral-home.


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Viola "Susan" (Brown) Maher


Rhonda and Mark Williams

25 janvier , 2020

Mrs. Susan’s beautiful smile lit up her face as well as the surrounding room. Even though our encounters were few, she remembered us each time. She leaves a legacy of love and laughter in her daughter, granddaughters, and grandson.

Mary Ann (Maher) Hentrich

25 janvier , 2020

Dear Melissa and family, I was sorry to read of your Mom's passing but you were all so blessed to have her for all these past years. She was an amazing and beautiful human being and I'm sure you all have wonderful memories to share. May God Bless you all and keep you strong during this sad time.

Prayers and Love to all!
Fred and Mary Ann