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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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  • September 1
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • September 1
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • September 1
    Time for inner peace set at local church
    5:30 to 7 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • September 2
    Woodworkers Club
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 3
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 3
    Brown County Schools Board of Trustees
    6:30 p.m. BC Intermediate School, 260 Schoolhouse Lane
  • September 3
    Future of rural places subject of talk
    5:30 p.m. Brown County Inn, 51 State Road 46 East
  • September 4
    Farmers market in Bean Blossom
    4 to 7 p.m. St. David's Episcopal Church, 11 State Road 45 at 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • September 4
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • September 5
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • September 5
    BCHS class of 2005 reunion slated
    3 to 6 p.m., 8 p.m. Deer Run Park; Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • September 6
    Read to dogs at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 8
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • September 8
    Peaceful Valley Heritage meeting
    6:30 p.m. BCCF, 209 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 8
    Retired teachers
    noon Hotel Nashville, 245 N. Jefferson St.
  • September 9
    Nashville Town Council
    6 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • September 12
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • September 12
    Bible camp planned
    8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 5802 Old Settlers Road behind Brownie's restaurant
  • September 17
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 18
    BucCornEar Festival fundraiser returns
    4 to 8 p.m. JTFD, 4831 Helmsburg Road, Helmsburg
  • September 18
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    7:30 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 19
    BucCornEar Festival fundraiser returns
    8 a.m. to 8 p.m. JTFD, 4831 Helmsburg Road, Helmsburg
  • September 19
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    6 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 20
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    2 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 28
    American history DVD to play at library
    1 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • October 4
    Read to a dog at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane