Johanna L Brown

August 25, 1933January 8, 2012

Johanna L. Brown age 78, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away at 6:10 P.M. on Sunday, January 8, 2012 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton. Johanna was born August 25, 1933 in Frenchtown, Ohio, to the late Lee & Alma (Bey) Magoto. Johanna is survived by her husband of 61 years, Gene Brown whom she married December 30, 1950; children, Thomas Brown of Versailles, Beverly Brown of Versailles, Jeanne & Robert Sollmann of Pleasant Hill, Carol Brown of Versailles, Lynn & Denis Gerling of Versailles, Keith & Connie Brown of Versailles, Michelle & Kevin Oliver of Versailles and Ryan Brown of Versailles; grandchildren, Jessica Barnes, Shawn Landis, Sue Richards, Steffanie Edwards, Scott Gerling, Mandy Gerling, Nathan Brown, Kyle Brown, David Oliver, Derek Oliver and Devin Oliver; 8 great grandchildren; brothers & sisters, John & Joan Magoto of Versailles, Marilyn & Larry Smith of Granville, Ken & Dianna Magoto of New Bremen, Myrna & Larry Rue of Versailles, Sarah Magoto of Versailles and Bob & Diane Magoto of Versailles; and brothers-in-law & sister-in-law, Br. Jude Brown of Carthagena, Jerry & Carol Brown of Versailles and Nelson Brown of Greenville. In addition to her parents, Johanna is also preceded in death by a son, Steven Brown; and a brother-in-law & sister-in-law, Lowell & Elizabeth Brown. Johanna was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church, Versailles, Ohio, where she was a religion teacher for 25 years. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, January 12, 2012 at St. Denis Catholic Church, Versailles with Rev. Fr. David Vincent celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery, Versailles. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Thursday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles. Memorial contributions may be made to Versailles Emergency Medical Services.


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 11, 2012
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 12, 2012

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Angie & Ken Phlipot

January 11, 2012

Jeanne, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Carmen Snyder

January 11, 2012

Jeanne, Bev, and the Brown family,
Jon and I send you our sympathy. May you be surrounded by peace and wonderful memories.

Colleen Hiatt Marchal

January 11, 2012

Jeanne and Family,
My deepest sympathy for your loss. I will keep you and your family in prayer as you begin your grief journey.

Jackie Spencer Keyser

January 11, 2012

Jeanne and Family,
So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

January 10, 2012

To the entire Brown family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. My thoughts are with all of you. Peace, Prayers and Blessings.
Mary Jo Hecht

January 10, 2012

Jeanne and Family,
I'm very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers! May your memories sustain you through this diffucult time.
Martha (Spencer) Beech
Roy, WA (neat Tacoma)

Joelle Beck Gibson

January 10, 2012

Jeanne and family-thinking of you at this time of loss.