Irene R. Brown, 86, of Three Rivers, Mich. died on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018 at the Bowman House in Three Rivers.
She was born on Sept. 1, 1932 in Baltimore, Md., the Daughter of Carl S. and Ida I (Pirie) Howes.
Resident of Three Rivers since 1954 coming from Baltimore. She was a homemaker and member of the Eastern Star Corinthian Chapter #123 of Schoolcraft. She enjoyed reading and puzzles, but most of all spending time with her grandchildren. Graduate of Townsend High School in 1949, she attended Western Michigan University for two years.
She married Harry S. Brown on May 30, 1952 at Fort Meade, Md. He preceded her in death on March 22, 2015.
She is survived by three daughters, Marilee (Robert) Yoder, Robin A (Robert Grile) Peterson, and Dona (Rob Peterson) Brown; granddaughter, Caroline (Tracy) McDonald; four great-grandchildren, Oliva, Caleb, Zachary, and Madalynn; four step-grandchildren, Ron (Heather) Miller Jr., Tammy (Dan) Mazure, Jezreal Yoder, and Danielle Yoder; six step-great-grandchildren, Chandler Mazure, Chelsea Mazure, Nicholas Miller, Jarrett Miller, Rainnen Wordelman, and Lucas Wordelman; one step-great-great-grandson, Daniel Mazure, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded by her parents, and husband.
Visitation is from 12 Noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 at the Eickhoff, Farrand, Halverson Chapel in Three Rivers where Eastern Star Services will be held at 1 p.m. Donations may be directed to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

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