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Mary E. (Allender) Kirts-Brown, 92, Nashville

Mary E. (Allender) Kirts-Brown, 92, passed away Thursday morning Sept. 27, at Brown County Health and Living Center in Nashville. She was a resident of Brown County and a former resident of Inverness, Fla.

Mary was born March 14, 1920 in Brown County to the late Cecil and Ruth (Snyder) Allender. She married Toby Kirts in 1938 in Brown County. He passed away in 1972. Mary then married Earl Brown in 1989 in Inverness, Fla. He preceded her in death on April 1, 2006.

Mary worked at the Nashville House during the 1950s making apple butter. She will be remembered by her children and grandchildren as caring mother and grandmother who loved cooking for her family, canning from her garden crops, quilting, working crossword puzzles and reading her Bible. Mary was a devoted Christian and attended Belmont Pentecostal Church and the Pentecostal Church in Inverness, Fla.

Mary will be missed by her children, Nancy Williams of Inverness, Fla., Marcus (Nancy) Kirts and Donald (Phyllis) D. Kirts, both of Morgantown, Robert (Mary) Kirts of St. Mary's, Idaho; stepchildren, Cathy (Jack) Baylor of Milan, Darwin "Butch" (Alice) Brown of Columbus, and Gary (Jan) Brown of Terre Haute; three sisters, Dolly (Norman) Wodtke of Plainfield, Irene Schroeder of Nashville, and Beryl Deckard of Inverness, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Melinda Merida, Mark Kirts, Robert Kirts, Tina Keady, Donald Kirts, Elizabeth Miller and Joshua Williams.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Mabel Tucker; three brothers, Glen, George and Bob Allender.

Rev. Tim Conboy will conduct a funeral service at 3 p.m. Sunday Sept. 30, at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization, 179 E. Mulberry St., Morgantown. Friends can call from 1-3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness, Fla.

Memorial contributions can be sent in honor of Mary to Brown County Health and Living Center, Activity Fund, 55 E. Willow Street, Nashville, IN 47448.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to the Kirts-Brown family at www.meredith-clark.com.

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  • December 18
    WRAPS meetings
    7 to 9 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • December 18
    Nashville Town Council
    6:30 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • December 19
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • December 19
    Christmas sing-along at The Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 19
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 19
    Live hip hop music at dance barn
    7 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 20
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 20
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 20
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 21
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 21
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains´╗┐
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 23
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 24
    Nashville government offices CLOSED
  • December 24
    Christmas Eve Communion service at Becks Grove church
    7 p.m. Becks Grove Christian Church, 8009 Becks Grove Road
  • December 24
    Candlelight service at Helmsburg church Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • December 24
    Candlelight service set for Christmas Eve
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • December 24
    Cordry church hosts candlelight service Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Church of the Lakes, 8844 Nineveh Road
  • December 25
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 26
    Brown County Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 27
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 27
    Live band at dance barn
    7:30 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West