Clara C. Brown, age 83, 29081 Bell Road, Waterford, PA, died at Fairview Manor, Fairview, PA, on Monday, February 28, 2011 after a week’s long illness. Born in Titusville, PA on August 27, 1927, Clara was the daughter of the late John Peebles and Mary Patterson Peebles. She was a lifelong resident of Rockdale Township, Crawford County. On June 14, 1952, she married Virgil LeRoy Brown and he preceded her in death on June 10, 2000.

Brown, Clara C.A home maker, Clara had an outgoing personality and had many friends. She was active with the Cambridge Springs Senior Citizens and enjoyed playing Bingo. Formerly a member of the Mackey Hill United Methodist Church until it’s closing, Clara was presently a member of the Draketown Christian Church.

Surviving family members include four sons – Raymond Brown and his wife, Sandy of Edinboro; Jerry Brown and his wife, Pam of Union City; Larry Brown and his wife, Pam of Waterford; Elmer Brown and his wife, Penny of Schaghticoke, NY; nine grandchildren – Amanda, Jerry, Ryan, Joey, Tiffany, Eric, Jamie, Denile, and Brett; and six great grandchildren – Ariyana, Braylon, Jerry Ray, Gavin, Tia, and Parker. Clara was preceded in death in addition to her husband, Virgil, by three sons – David, Virgil, and Burt.

Friends may call at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 and are invited to attend funeral services there on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. Reverend Ron Kennedy, pastor of Draketown Christian Church will officiate. Interment will be in Millers Station Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Draketown Christian Church.