Eugene Browning

January 17, 1928March 25, 2014

Eugene Browning, age 86 of Columbus, Indiana, formerly of Hamilton, passed away on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. He was born on January 17, 1928 in Hamilton, the son of the late Lawrence and Lida (Finley) Browning. On April 3, 1948, Eugene married his wife of over 65 years, Rose Thompson, in Hamilton. He was a longtime employee of Mosler Safe Company and then went on to open Post-Browning, Inc. with his business partner, Lou Post. In recent years, Eugene and his wife had attended First United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Rose; children, Claudia (Dennis) Shafer, Cathy (Dennis) Oakes and Gene R. (Linda Brown) Browning; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Eugene was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Jack V. Browning. Funeral Services will be held at 10am on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Webb Noonan Kidd Funeral Home, Ross Avenue at South “D” Street, Hamilton with Reverend Peggy Garrison officiating. Interment will follow in Rose Hill Burial Park. Visitation will be held from 9am until 10am on Saturday at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 E. 17th Street, Columbus, Indiana 47201.


  • Visitation Saturday, March 29, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 29, 2014

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April 10, 2014

Dear Rose and Family,Don and I have fond memories of your living here in Kansas and Gene being part of the Mosler team. Gene mentored Don into becoming a Hamilton dealer. We love you and Gene and our kids loved being around you both. Our youngest son when asked what he wanted to be when he grew up said he wanted to be Gene Browning. Looks like you have relocated to Indiana now. Please email your new address to us. dnoppliger@oppligerbankingcom Love you and are sorry for your loss. Don and I arent' even close to the years of marriage that the two of you shared. We are at 46 Love Don and Donna Oppliger

Linda Darlage

April 6, 2014

Gary and I are sadden by your loss. We had dinner with your parents on July 1 last year. When they lived in West Chester we always planted a cherry tomato plant on his side of our garden so he could come and pick what he wanted. We will miss him and your Mom. I hope she is doing OK. I really liked your Dad, he reminded me of mine. He was a good man and I will miss him. We will still plant a tomato plant in memory of him. Gosh, I can't believe he is gone. Take care of Rose, she depended on your Dad for a lot of things. FYI Gary and I grew up in Columbus, In and went to Columbus North. They always spoke so highly of their children. I would love to talk to you, Claudia. Linda Darlage. West Chester, Oh 513-777-2829

Mark Brandenburger

April 3, 2014

Dear Rose and members of the Browning family,

Please accept our sincere condolences on Gene's passing. We learned of this only quite recently and regret not having been able to extend our sympathies sooner. We so much appreciated having you folks as our neighbors in the Villas at Hamilton West community and wish only the best for you, Rose, in the future.


Mark and Vickie Brandenburger

Sheila and Ted Crawford

March 31, 2014

Dear Rose and family Sorry to hear about
gene He was a very kind and thoughtful cousin Though we live far from you I appreciate the times you shared with my parents. Thoughts and prayers to all of you

Homer Bruce

March 29, 2014

Rose, I know I speak for the HHS Class of '46 when I say we are sincerely grieved by the loss of Gene. We were so happy that you and Gene gathered with us in our reunion and to share in fond memories of our Class. We send an understanding of love to you and your family.

Sharon Garner

March 29, 2014

You KNOW I am very sorry for your loss! I have lots of good memories of Gene & the rest of you from my youth. He will be missed. I'm sorry I had to miss the visitation as work kept me away. (((hugs)))Rose, Claudia, Cathy, Genie, and the rest of the family. Sharon Garner

March 29, 2014

Cathy, Stephanie ,Abbie
Our sincere Sympathy to you and all of your family. We are sorry we could not be there with you today. You are in our thoughts and prayers
Rex and Susan Beal

Scott Oppliger

March 29, 2014

Rose, my condolences. Very sorry to hear about Gene. I have some good memories of you, Gene and your family from when I was much younger.

March 28, 2014

Rose, our prayers are with you. I have missed seeing you and Gene since he retired. He was one of the old Mosler guys and we will miss him. Marlin Smith

john cox

March 28, 2014

Rose, thoughts & prayers to you & your family. had a lot of great times together with our golf group.