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Anna Fay Brown


Anna Fay Brown, 82, of Bellefontaine, passed away Friday evening, March 8, 2013, at Logan Acres.

She was born in Lee City, Ky., to the late Coburn and Louzona Farris Back.

On Sept. 25, 1954, she married Carl Brown in Cincinnati and he preceded her in death April 24, 1994. She also was preceded in death by her brothers, Luther, Robert and Louis Back; sister, Dorothy Back; and grandson, Matthew A. Schaefer, who died in 2011.

Survivors include her children, Carleen (Gerald Skaggs) Brown of Bellefontaine, Nathan “Scott” (Dianna) Brown of Alabama and Randall (Lisa) Brown of Florida; four grandchildren, Mitchell Schaefer, Myles Schaefer, Brittany Brown and Ethan Brown; five great-grandchildren, Matthew, Marcus, Marshall, Hunter and Maysen; brother, Jim Back of Loveland; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was loved by many and will be missed by her three closest friends, Cindy, Marsha and June.

She worked as a telephone operator for AT&T, ran the switchboard at Shillitos Department Store in Kenwood, and later retired as a seamstress. She was an avid seamstress and loved to crochet.

A member of the Church of God in Blue Ash, she loved her Cincinnati Reds and never missed a game.

A graveside service begins at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Rest Haven Memorial Park, Avondale, with visitation two hours prior at the Strawser Funeral Home, Blue Ash.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association.

Local arrangements were handled by the  Eichholtz Funeral Home of Bellefontaine, where condolences may be expressed at

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