Wilma Louise Brown, 81, of Rockford, Ohio, for the past 2 1/2 years, passed away at 2 a.m. on Sunday, February 5, 2012, in the Colonial Nursing Home in Rockford.
Louise was a longtime resident of Willshire, Ohio.
Louise was born on Friday, January 30, 1931, in Adams County, the daughter of the late Oscar and Hila May (Slusser) Miller.
Her first husband, Lester "Doc" Ross, whom she married in 1948, passed away on July 13, 1953. She married Robert Brown on December 5, 1956, in Decatur, and he passed away on February 17, 2007.
Louise was a member of the Praise Point United Brethren in Christ Church in Willshire, Ohio.
Louise was employed at the Tuo Way in Rockford and had also managed the Village Restaurant in Willshire, Ohio.
Surviving are her son, Bob (Mary) Brown, of Willshire; daughter, Cindy (Jack) Berry, of Willshire; son, Dan (Wanda) Ross, of Willshire; daughter, Paulette (Amos) Stauffer of Willshire; son, David (Kathy) Brown, of Monroe; daughter, Deb (Pat) Curry, of Decatur; son-in-law, Steve "Hoss" Brandt, of Willshire; brother, Jay Miller, of Sebring, Fla.; brother, Robert Miller, of Willshire; 20 grandchildren, 35-five great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren.
Preceding Wilma in death were one son, Steven Ross; one daughter, Tina Brandt; five brothers, Hilton, Curtis, Paul, Bill, and Jimmy Miller; seven sisters, Margaret August; Inola Alspaugh; Ruth Marie, Betty, and Maxine Miller; Mildred Kelsey, and Eileen Suman.
Friends will be received from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday, February 7, in Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 8, in the Praise Point United Brethren Church with Mark Rutledge and Brad Kittle officiating.
Interment will follow in the Willshire Cemetery, Willshire.
Preferred memorials are to Praise Point Church; Wren EMS; or Willshire Fire Dept