Clara L. Brown, age 94, went home to her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. She was born on May 22, 1921 to Cleveland H. Sayman and Agnes L. Bower Sayman in the family home near Overton, Pennsylvania. She was married to Rev. Eugene Parke Brown, Jr. on July 6, 1944. He preceded her in death in 1966. She is remembered by 4 children: Rozan Brown, Sandra Brown-Shields, E. Parke Brown III and Barbara L. Brown. She is survived by 9 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Suzanne F. Lash in 1986 and a granddaughter, Meagan Sue Lash in 1998.
Clara graduated from Coughlin High School and Wyoming Seminary, Dean’s School of Business in Wilkes Barre, Pa. She worked at the Harrington Creamery in Dushore, Pa. prior to being married. She faithfully served alongside her husband during his years as a Baptist minister in Canton, Pa., New Bethlehem, Pa., and Lewistown, Pa. In 1966 she was employed by the Easter Seals Society, and later as secretary of the Mifflin County School District. In 1976, she moved to the Harrisburg area and was employed by Kiddie-Care Day Care, Messiah College, and Sears, Roebuck, Inc. One of her greatest accomplishments was to serve on the EMT Team for the Dillsburg Fire Company.
Clara was a very talented and gifted lady who loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, family and friends, giving sacrificially to all those around her.
Calling hours will be Sunday, June 21, 2015 from 3pm-5pm. Funeral Service on Monday, June 22, 2015 at 11am. All at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ. Burial at Overton Cemetery in Overton, PA.