SKIDMORE, Mo. - Marilyn Brown, 81, of Skidmore, passed from this life on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Nodaway Nursing Home, Maryville, Missouri.

Marilyn was born in Ravenwood, Missouri, on Oct. 7, 1937, to Frederick Theodore and Laneata (Downing) Madden. She lived in Ravenwood until the second grade, then to King City, Missouri, and to Parnell, Missouri for a year, and then Maryville. She had attended country school for a year, then graduated from eighth grade at St. Patrick's, Maryville, and then graduated from Maryville High School in 1955.

On June 6, 1955, she was united in marriage at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, to Charles Wayne Brown. They were married for 43 years before he passed away in 1998.

They moved to Augusta, Georgia, after Charles was drafted. They lived southwest of Skidmore and in 1991 moved into Skidmore.

Marilyn had worked as a nurse's aide, then in the record's room at the old St. Francis Hospital, in Maryville. She also worked as an aide in a hospital in Augusta. She later became a farm wife and raised her children.

She was a member and attended the St. Gregory's Catholic Church, Maryville, the church Bible study group, the Ladies Altar Society, and helped start and was a leader of the 4-H group in Skidmore.

Marilyn liked to garden and canning. She liked to fish and to go to the south farm. She enjoyed taking the grandkids to the movies. Spending time with her family was very important, and the annual get together at her house for Halloween.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband, Charles; her son, Dennis; granddaughter, Jamie Brown-Carlson; and two brothers, Larry and George Madden.

She is survived by: her children, Danny Joe (Kaye) Brown, Skidmore, Jerry (Tracy) Brown, Skidmore, Rosalie (Marlin) Everett, Barnard, Missouri, and Connie (Paul) Swartz, Graham, Missouri; her brother, Bob (Carol) Madden, Surprise, Arizona; sister-in-law, Charlene Madden, Parkville, Missouri; brother-in-law, Lewis Laverne Brown, Springfield, Missouri; 17 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, at the St. Gregory's Catholic Church, Maryville.

The burial will follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery, Skidmore.

A family and parish Rosary will be at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, at the Bram-Danfelt Funeral Home, Maryville.

Visitation will follow from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Memorials are suggested to the Tri-City Friendship Center, Maitland, Missouri, or to the Hillcrest Cemetery Association, Skidmore. As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.