In loving memory of

Phyllis E. Brown
September 6, 1936 - November 6, 2020

Phyllis E. (Howell) Brown, 84, of Fairmount died Friday, November 6, 2020 at Marion General Hospital.

Phyllis was born in Fairmount, Indiana on September 6, 1936, daughter of the late Robert and Gladys (Vetor) Howell. She graduated from Fairmount High School in 1954. In 1956, she married Milo Brown. They would have celebrated 64 years of marriage on December 1, 2020. Phyllis was a homemaker and formerly worked at Fairmount Wire. She attended Bethel Friends Church. Phyllis loved her family, enjoyed cooking, the Cubs, the Bears, NASCAR, fishing, and going to casinos. She was a proud Navy wife.

Phyllis is survived by her husband, Milo; three children, Mike (Karen) Brown, and Teresa Brown, both of Fairmount, and Ron (Mary) Brown, Marion; brother, Robert L. (Marg) Howell Marion, brother-in-law Warren (Frances) Brown, Alexandria; six grandchildren, Ryne (Lacey) Brown, Greentown, Kristen (David) Logan, Wabash, Lucas Brown, Fairmount, Danny (Cyndi) Reneau, Gas City, Donnie Reneau, Marion, and Corey Hamilton, Anderson; and seven great grandchildren.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her parent; in-laws, Ernest and Lillian Brown; sisters Virginia (Oren) Haynes and Mary (Paul) Weaver; and brother Hubert (Ruby) Howell.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Fairmount Chapel of Armes-Hunt Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 415 S. Main Street, Fairmount, Indiana where visitation will be on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 from 12-2 PM. Funeral service will follow at 2 PM with Pastor Tom Mansbarger officiating. Burial will be a Park Cemetery. Masks and social distancing will be required.

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Emilie Gilbert wrote on Nov 12, 2020:

"Milo & Family: We just found out about Phyllis today. We are so sorry to hear this news about Phyllis. She was a very dear friend to Gene & Janet Gilbert. We have many fond memories of our families attending union picnics at Indiana Beach. Also, Janet has many happy memories of attending the union conventions with Milo & Phyllis. We send you our heartfelt condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God bless you with His peace during your time of loss. Janet, Emilie & Susan Gilbert "

Brenda Hensley wrote on Nov 11, 2020:

"Ron, So very sorry to learn of your mother's passing. My thoughts and prayers will be with you during these difficult days ahead. Sending my best to your family, Brenda (Moriarity) Hensley"

Robert C Sheets wrote on Nov 10, 2020:

"Hi Milo - My deepest condolences on the passing of Phyllis! l remember our many times together in the Boy Scouts with your Dad as the scoutmaster. May God\'s blessings and comforting arms be with you and your family in this time of great sorrow! Bob Sheets - Lake Placid, FL"

Judy & Jim Williams wrote on Nov 9, 2020:

"Thinking of you Bobbie and family"

Joni Jones Rich wrote on Nov 9, 2020:

"So sorry to learn of Phyllis passing! I always enjoyed being around her when I was growing up, she was a sweet lady! Milo , Mike, Teresa & Ronnie you are in my prayers! Big Hugs! Joni Jones Rich"

Jo-ell wrote on Nov 9, 2020:

"Will.never forget the Christmas eves in her bedroom listening for Santa to be spotted. Leaving her messages in rocks at the lake. Her being the family doctor for us all!! Just so many great memories.....will miss her so.much! Much love hugs and prayers for Big Mike Mike Ronnie and Teresa. "