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Albertha Dena Brand, 90, Nashville

Albertha Dena Brand, 90, Nashville, passed away Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at Brown County Health & Living Community.

She was born Nov. 3, 1922, in Indianapolis to the late August and Catherine Albertha (DeKruff) Harkema. Albertha was a homemaker and a former cook at the Nashville House and Sprunica Elementary School. Her memberships included St. Agnes Catholic Church and Hickory Ridge Senior Citizens Club. Albertha loved making quilts and painting. She won many ribbons at the Brown County 4-H Fair for her work.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday Nov. 8, at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1008 McClary Road, Nashville, with Father Eric Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Greenwood. Calling will be from 4 - 8 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 7, at Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home in Nashville.

Memorial contributions can be made to Hickory Ridge Senior Citizens Club, 2314 Hickory Ridge Lane, Morgantown, IN 46160.

Mrs. Brand is survived by children, Sharon R. Kirts of Fishers, Phyllis Jo Kirts of Spearsville, Terrance L. Brand of Edmonton, Ky., Jennifer A. Brand of Indianapolis, Michael D. Brand of Greenwood and John P. Brand of Nashville; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters; a brother; and her husband, George Brand, Aug.25, 1986.

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  • November 25
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 25
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • November 26
    Go Club meeting Wednesday at coffee/tea shop
    3 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • November 26
    BC Sheriff's Merit Board
    4 p.m. Sheriff's Office, Law Enforcement Center, 55 State Road 46 East
  • November 28
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • November 29
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 29
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 2
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 3
    Woodworkers Club
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • December 3
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • December 4
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • December 12
    Widowed group plans Christmas party
    noon Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • December 12
    BCSP Christmas bird count slated
    8 a.m. BCSP Nature Center, 1810 State Road 46 East
  • December 13
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road