Margaret Lucille Brown


Margaret Lucille (Ivy) Brown, 88, went to her heavenly reward and joined her husband, Brad, on Wednesday, April 1, 2015.

She lived at the Hearth at Stones Crossing in Greenwood.

Margaret was born Sept. 5, 1926, in Herrin, Illinois, to Archibald and Lena (Meadows) Ivy and was raised in Herrin.

On Feb. 14, 1953, she married the love of her life, Bradford J. Brown, at the Mount Auburn United Methodist Church parsonage at Stones Crossing and moved to a farm near Bargersville. She and Brad were married for 55 years before his passing on March 23, 2008.

She is survived her sons, William P. Brown (Sarah) of Greenwood and Bradford Brown Jr. (Laney) of Minneapolis; four grandchildren, Bill Brown (Susan), Scott Brown, Adrienne Aasand (Aaron) and Nathaniel Brown; and six great-grandchildren, Laura and Lilly Brown, Katie and Reagan Brown, and Cora and Bennett Aasand.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a sister, Juanita Romine.

Margaret was a homemaker who loved nothing more than being surrounded by her family and holding babies. She was at her best with small children and after raising her own children, cared for her grandchildren and served as a nanny for another family.

A longtime member of Mount Auburn United Methodist Church, she was active with her Sunday school class and the women’s society. Her strong faith sustained her throughout her life.

Her family’s best memories of her are her big laugh, sitting around the dining room table enjoying her cooking, and her loving care as a mother and grandmother.

Dr. J. Wesley Hertel will conduct a service at 1 p.m. Monday at Mount Auburn United Methodist Church, 3100 W. Stones Crossing Road, Greenwood. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service time Monday at the church. Margaret will be laid to rest and join her husband, Brad, at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Greenwood.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Mount Auburn United Methodist Church, 3100 W. Stones Crossing Road, Greenwood, IN 46143.

Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center in Franklin is handling arrangements.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Information: 738-0202