Florence Brown

October 22, 1912May 24, 2014

Florence I. Brown, age 101, passed away on May 24, 2014 in Canton, Ohio. She was born on October 22, 1912 in Canton, Ohio to Otto and Della (Bentzel) Wuske. Flo was a Charter Member of New Life (formerly Zion) United Methodist Church. She was involved in many activities at church including the bake sales and Saturday night dinners. She enjoyed traveling with the Stark County Cabin Cruiser Club, crocheting, and playing cards. Flo wrote poetry and had a poetry book published.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Roy Brown, in 2005; daughter, Marilee Poletsky; her parents; brothers, Robert and Donald Wuske; sisters, Berniece Pry, Elna Williams, and Dorothy Wenger. Florence is survived by her granddaughters, Micki Poletsky, Mindy Mingle, and Misty Covell; sister, Della Hartong, and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at Karlo-Libby Funeral Home as well as one hour prior to the funeral service from 10-11 a.m. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at New Life United Methodist Church at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Sunset Hills Burial Park.


  • Visitation Wednesday, May 28, 2014
  • Visitation Thursday, May 29, 2014
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 29, 2014

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June 3, 2014

I was just looking up my ancestry and came across this site. So sorry for your loss. I am related to the family because her father, (Uncle Ott) was my grandfather, Henry Wuske's brother. I remember going to Uncle Ott's funeral, and remember Florence and her brothers through visits to Garnet and Henry's in Canton. She seems very blessed to have such a wonderful life and family. Take care dear cousins. Love, Sheryl Wuske McKesson, St. Petersburg, Ohio

Ellen Frick-McDonell

May 27, 2014

How Blessed Heaven is now that Flo Brown is there. What a very special Lady. I have know Flo since I was 3 years old and have so many wonderful memories of her along with Roy. I remember going to their home at Christmas time when I was a child and I would go through her cards and hold them up and by looking at the front of the card she could tell me who sent it. Flo and Roy came to visit me in California after my husband passed away and while visiting my youngest son started having seizures and was put in the hospital. Of course I stayed with him and so Flo took over caring for my other sons, feeding them, getting them off to school and what ever needed to be done until my Mother could arrive. I knew God had sent her (them) so I would not be alone. I remember one time I brought my family back to Ohio to visit and Flo invited us over to dinner and she fixed fresh sweet corn just picked out of her garden and between the two of us we ate 28 ears and laughed at what fun we were having. I have so many memories and could go on and on. I know that now she has arrived in heaven and that she and Roy are on the road again off to visit all of their friends doing one of the things she loved best and while doing that I'm sure she has pen in hand writing a special poem of her trip there. God Bless you Flo Brown. With my Love,

Jennifer F

May 27, 2014

She was a dear friend of my Grandma Evelyn Baad and family. She was so thoughtful and always sent us cards growing up. She certainly was a special lady and had a wonderful full life. How lucky to be so sharp and with it at 101. Our sympathy to your family on the loss of her. She will be missed. God Bless You!

JuDee Reed

May 27, 2014

I meet Flo years ago when I went to grade school with Marilee. My sister and I also were in the G.S. with Marilee and got to know Flo (and Roy) since they were very involved with their daughter. What wonderful parents Flo and Roy were. My sympathies go out to all of Flo's family members and friend. May God be with you at this time of sorrow.

Barb Cerne

May 27, 2014

"Aunt Flo" is what she liked us to call her - was a dear friend to my Mom and Dad. We saw her recently and I walked away from there with such a great feeling that she was such a wonderful person - she sent us cards throughout our life for our birthdays and always knew what year they were. If everyone could be like her, this world would be a better place.

P.R. Piasecki

May 27, 2014

She was truly a gem of a great lady. I'll never forget her & the kindness/thoughtfulness she extended to my mom/daughter/me. She was an angelic messenger of good will.

May 26, 2014

Misty, Very sorry for the lose of your Grandmother. Our prayers are with you and your family at this time.
Ron and Karen Dalrymple

mindy poletsky

May 26, 2014

grandma you are greatly missed and very much loved but all i can think of is your finally happy once again in grandpa arms