Ima Jean Brown

August 13, 1934January 29, 2019

Ima Jean Brown, our loving Nanny of Denison, passed away January 29, 2019 at the Homestead of Sherman.

She was born August 13, 1934 in Sherman, Texas. Ima (Jean) lived most of her life in Denison. She graduated from Denison High School in 1951 and married the love of her life, H. F. (Frank) Brown on May 19, 1955 and they were married for 53 years. A lifelong member of Hyde Park Presbyterian Church, she loved to travel, was a voracious reader, loved history, especially enjoyed living four years in Mount Vernon, Virginia, a suburb of Washington, also Austin and Hampton, Virginia. She also loved her conservative politics a little to the right, was an excellent cook, liked to watch Ranger baseball and Cowboy football, was very competitive and believed practice makes perfect. Better to have tried and failed than never to have tried at all; she had a never give up attitude.

Jean is survived by daughter, Natalie and James Griffin of Ardmore, OK; son Timothy F. and Gayle Brown of Bells, TX; grandchildren Meredith Jean and Jace Marshall of Moore, OK, Jacob Griffin of Madill, OK, Shelby J. Brown of Bells, TX; great-grandchildren Caroline Jean and Griffin Marshall of Moore, OK; sister Mary Jo and Doyle Stalcup of Keller, TX; nieces Diann Stalcup and Hamen Shorter of Burleson, TX, Debbie and Doug Sypert of Hurst, TX, Denise and Paul Christopher of Haslet, TX and Deidra and Craig Morgan of Hurst, TX.

Jean is preceded in death by husband H F. (Frank) Brown, parents Olen F. and Ruby Blackburn.

The family will receive friends on Monday February 4, 2019 from 6-8 pm at Bratcher Funeral Home in Denison, TX. Graveside services will be held at 12 noon on Tuesday February 5, 2019 at Cedarlawn Memorial Park in Sherman, TX.

Special thanks to the professional and loving staff of Homestead of Sherman and Grayson County Hospice. (Love is Eternal)

Personal condolences may be made at


  • Olen F. Blackburn, Father
  • Ruby Blackburn, Mother
  • H.F. (Frank) Brown, Husband
  • Natalie Griffin & husband James, Daughter
  • Timothy F. Brown & wife Gayle, Son
  • Meredith Marshall & husband Jace, Grandchild
  • Jacob Griffin, Grandchild
  • Shelby J. Brown, Grandchild
  • Caroline Jean & Griffin Marshall, Great-Grandchildren
  • Mary Jo Stalcup & husband Doyle, Sister
  • Diann Stalcup & Hamen Shorter, Niece
  • Debbie & Doug Sypert, Niece
  • Denise & Paul Christopher, Niece
  • Deidra & Craig Morgan, Niece


  • Visitation Monday, February 4, 2019
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Ima Jean Brown

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Kelly Minihane

February 4, 2019

Oh Nanny Brown! Always classy and full of spunk. I have so many sweet memories with Nanny and Pa-Pa Brown. They loved one another well and shared that with so many others. What a joy to have had them in my life! xo

Dennis Simmons

February 3, 2019

We were neighbors with frank and jean in austin tx, and have good memories of Jean and her pleasant smile always with a smile greeting visitors. Remember Natalie practicing with Baton. Many good memories in the Military.

Be ki Griffin

February 1, 2019

Nanny Brown was one of a kind for sure. Always loved visiting with her.
She now has her own star on the walk of fame in heaven. See you again one day Nanny. Thanks for being so kind to my family especially my Whitney

Donna Hunt

February 1, 2019

Ima Jean was a little ahead of me at Denison High School, but we became friends and had a lot of fun together. In more recent years when our mutual friend, Wilma, was in Denison we had lunch together several times. It was always fun to see Ima and a sweet memory of her will remain in many hearts.

Bettye Franklin

February 1, 2019

Always loved Uncle Frank and Aunt Ima Jean. I think I was about 10 years old before I realized that they weren't my real Aunt and Uncle. Always so much fun to be around. So sorry for her passing, but Uncle Frank was waiting for Jeanie.

Sandie Cook

January 31, 2019

My memories of Nanny are from the stories that Natalie tells us. what a grand lady and so full of spunk. Just thinking of you all during this loss of Nanny.