Marie Brown

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July 28, 1922 - January 3, 2019
Born in Buford, MO
Resided in St. Charles, MO

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Marie Brown (nee Bargen) of Saint Charles, MO, passed away at the age of 96 on Thursday, January 3, 2019.

Marie is survived by her children, Ben (Janet) Brown and Mary Jane (Brad) Sandmel; her siblings, Harold Bargen, Lydia Groce, and August (Rosalie) Bargen; her grandchildren, James (Tina) Brown, Stephen (Stacey) Brown, Jeremy Brown, and Devon Hanna; her great-grandchildren, Andrew and Nicholas Brown and Lexie and Kayden Hanna; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Otis Brown; her parents, August and Karolina Bargen; her three sisters, Rose Bargen, Mildred Vanwinkle, and Alice Balhorn; and her five brothers, Otto, Oscar, Alvin, Raymond, and Edward Bargen.

Marie was a long time member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. She could often be found quilting, embroidering, or working in her yard tending to her flowers. She always made sure her yard was kept immaculate. Marie was an excellent cook and volunteered her time to help with  many church dinners. She always made sure to bring plenty of deviled eggs for everyone. She was an even better baker and she will always be remembered for her famous sugar cookies. Marie loved baking for others and often baked cookies for her entire neighborhood. Most of all she loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. Marie was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew her.

Memorials may be made in Marie’s honor to: The Immanuel Lutheran Church Building Fund or Heartland Hospice.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Scott Ehlmann January 4, 2019 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    Our deepest sympathy to the Brown family , sorry for your loss.

  2. Janice & George Hartmann January 4, 2019 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    Marie was a very Special Friend and next-door neighbor to us; and since she moved away, we have missed her deeply.

    Our sincere condolences.
    With Love,
    Janice and George

  3. Sherrie and Ken January 5, 2019 at 9:08 am - Reply

    Marie was a wonderful lady, I remember working with her many years ago at A&W when I was a kid. Later her son Ben became my brother in law, and she was always wonderful to my children. She will be missed.
    Prayers to the family.

  4. Ray Barker January 5, 2019 at 10:41 am - Reply

    So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I’m sure all who knew her will miss her greatly. God’s blessings and comfort to you and your family.
    Ray and Ann Barker

  5. Ray Barker January 5, 2019 at 11:01 am - Reply

    So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I’m sure whoever knew her personally will miss her greatly. God’s blessings and comfort to you and your family at this time of loss.

    Ray and Ann Barker

  6. Raymond Barker January 5, 2019 at 11:04 am - Reply

    Ben, so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I know she will be missed by those who knew her. God’s blessings and comfort to you and your family at this time

    Ray & Ann

  7. Sylvia Zuroweste January 5, 2019 at 6:36 pm - Reply

    We always enjoyed stopping and visiting with Mrs. Brown as we walked in the neighborhood. So often she was picking up all those pesky leaves from her yard. Since she moved we have often said that Mrs. Briwn would be so unhappy to see all the leaves on the ground. We have missed her smiling face. Ben, your mother was so special and, for us, that will always be Mrs. Brown’s house.
    Bob and Sylvia

  8. RENEE January 5, 2019 at 9:14 pm - Reply

    candle 4Mary, Devon and Family

    So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Take care and God Bless.

    Renee Spell

  9. Lana Ostmann Sommer January 5, 2019 at 10:41 pm - Reply

    Sorry for your loss I remember Marie from A&W years ago I worked with her.

  10. Runi & Janet Hertz January 6, 2019 at 8:35 pm - Reply

    Marie was an inspiration to us. Living across the street from her for so many years you could not fail to see her zest
    for life. Seems like she never aged. Kept her yard and flowers perfectly. Brought tins of cookies to our family every so often.
    Once gave us her opinion on which grocery store had the best pie crust. Thank you Marie, we love you.

  11. Regina E. Franklin January 7, 2019 at 5:25 pm - Reply

    My deepest condolences to the family. You’re in my prayers.

    From Regina Franklin (former DCMA Boeing St. Louis – Government Property)

  12. Robbie Hartline January 9, 2019 at 4:20 pm - Reply

    Ben, very sorry to hear about your Mom. Sincere condolences to you an your family.

  13. Cynthia Risney June 27, 2019 at 6:36 am - Reply

    I just found this out… Marie was a hard worker and worked till she could not… I worked with her at Bright Start .. I knew her daughter Mary many years… she worked so hard all her life… I remember A&W and she was just always ready to go… so sorry to the family for her loss… her sugar cookies were the bomb…. she would always make sure I got some for my dad when he was failing… Love you much Marie… and God Bless you…. and your family… Love always ,, Cindy…..

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