Jean Claire (Mixson) Brown

June 18, 2019

BROWN, Jean Claire

Age 82, of Arcanum, came to the end of her story in this life on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. She was born in Galveston, TX and lived the best of her childhood in Charleston, SC. She blessed her family by leaving us with her many colorful and precious stories of growing up in her beloved South, the best of which was meeting and marrying the love of her life, Myron on June 11, 1955 and heading north. Jean is preceded in death by her husband Myron V. Brown, parents, Ben & Marie (Phillips) Mixson and by a sister, Rose Marie Dent. Aside from her family, her passion and the light in her eyes was her never-ending love for her horses, from her first one to the last one, she shared that with everyone who knew her. Jean & Myron were avid supporters of the Harness Racing Industry and she was well known for the “tight ship” she ran in her barn at the Darke Co. Fairgrounds. She was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Ithaca and the Darke Co. Harness Horsemen’s Assn. Jean leaves behind to carry on her memory her children, Christine (David) Brumbaugh, Lane (Dawn) Brown & Beth (Steven) Simons; grandchildren, Ashley (Matt) Duszak, Aaron (Alicia) Braun, Shane, Travis & Cole Simons; step-grandchildren, Lora Jo (Duane) Cook, Greg (Del) Brumbaugh; great-grandchildren, Caroline, Carter & Ryker; sisters, Linda Stewart & Benetta (Bob) Terry; brother-in-law, George Dent, and numerous other relatives and friends. Special Thanks and gratitude to Misty Henninger and Anne Marie Von der Werth for their loving care of Jean at the end of her life. Funeral services will be held 12 PM Monday, June 24 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church on Rt. 722 in Ithaca. Visitation will be held from 11:30 AM Monday until service time. Burial will follow in Ithaca Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to State of the Heart Hospice. Arrangements are in care of Kreitzer Funeral Home, 204 N. Main St., Arcanum, OH 45304. Email condolences may be sent by going online to

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