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Barbara A. Brown

July 26, 1951 ~ September 29, 2021 (age 70)


Barbara A. Brown, 70 , of Washington, passed away on September 29, 2021. Mrs. Brown, daughter of the late Donald Vandermuss and his wife Audrey nee Martell, was born on July 26, 1951 in Green Bay, WI. She received her education from Academy High School in Green Bay, WI and the University of Wisconsin. On August 26, 1972, she was united in marriage to Robert Brown in Green Bay, WI.

Barbara was employed as a Certified Lab Technician at multiple hospitals and medical offices in Wisconsin and California. She also volunteered for many years at the Senior Center in Ripon, CA.

Mrs. Brown was an avid quilter, making many for special occasions such as weddings, the birth of newborns, and holidays. Barb enjoyed going to quilting shows in California and nationwide. She loved gardening and decorating the many houses that she and her family lived in throughout her life.  In her free time, she also enjoyed reading.

Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Julie Tinsley; sister-in-law, Mary Vandermuss and brother-in-law, Tex Cherney.

Among her survivors are her husband, Robert “Bob” Brown of Washington; two daughters, Sarah Richardson and husband Kevin of Washington and Kimberly Brown of Washington; three siblings, Michael Vandermuss of Green Bay, WI, Patricia Wagner and husband Rich of Marinette, WI, and Beth Bellardini and husband Mark of Norwood, NY; two grandchildren, Audrey and William Richardson; In-laws, Pete Tinsley of Green Bay, WI, Carol Cherney of Wisconsin Rapids, WI, Ronald Brown and wife Karen of Zimmermann, MN, and Toby Brown and wife Tana of Katy, TX; other relatives and friends.

A visitation will be held on Monday, October 11, 2021 from 4-8 P.M. at Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 10 A.M. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Entombment will be held on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 11 A.M. at the Fort Howard Memorial Park in Green Bay, WI. Memorial donations can be made to the Franklin County Humane Society or St. Francis Borgia Regional High School.


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October 11, 2021

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home
1206 Jefferson Street, P.O. Box 604
Washington, MO 63090

Funeral Mass
October 12, 2021

10:00 AM
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
1014 Madison Ave.
Washington, Missouri 63090

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