Clara Brown


HICKSVILLE -- Clara M. Brown, 95, died Monday, December 3, 2012, at Hickory Creek of Hicksville, Hicksville, Ohio.

She was born on September 13, 1917, in Antwerp, Ohio, the daughter of the late John and Anna (Bulich) Meyer. She was a graduate of Antwerp High School. On May 7, 1938, Clara was united in marriage with Bernard A. Brown. He preceded her in death on May 8, 2008.

Clara was co-owner of Hickory Hills Golf & Country Club in Hicksville for many years. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, Hicksville, and the Rosary Altar Society. She was also a member of the ladies' golf league and Hicksville Eagles Auxiliary.

Surviving Clara are four daughters, Patricia (William) Grooms of Sarasota, Fla., and Diana (David) Brickel, Mary Brown and Cindy (Woody) Curry, all of Hicksville; three sons, Terry (Sharon) of Hicksville, Gary (Mary) of Englewood, Fla., Michael (Carol) of Findlay, Ohio; 25 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Lance; and 12 siblings.

Mass of Christian Burial for Clara will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Hicksville, with Father Dave Cirata officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2-8 p.m. at Smith & Brown Funeral Home, Hicksville, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery, Hicksville.

Memorials may be made to CHP Hospice or the donor's choice. Online condolences may be shared at

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