Claire E. Brown

Claire E. Brown, formerly of Avis, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, in the ManorCare Health Center in Jersey Shore.

Born Aug. 26, 1920, in Warrensville, Pa., she was the daughter of Jacob F. Winters and the former Mary E. Ohart.

Claire was preceded in death by her husband, Lee C. Brown, on July 16, 1973. They were united in marriage July 25, 1940.

She graduated from the Williamsport High School in 1938 and Goodwin School of Business in 1939. For many years she was a member of the Avis United Methodist Church, Sincerity Class, United Methodist Women and the Avis Golden Gems. Claire also served on the Board of Trustees and Pastor Parish Relations Board at her church. After many years of service, she retired as a supervisor from Kelco in Jersey Shore.

She is survived by two daughters, Carol E. McCormick of Myrtle Beach and Mary Jane (Tim) Issenberg of Lock Haven; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Claire was preceded in death by three sisters and three brothers.

Funeral services will be Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at 11:30 a.m. in the Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore. Friends may call from 10 a.m. Saturday until time of services in the funeral home. Burial will be in the Jersey Shore Cemetery.

Contributions may be made in her name to the Clinton County Women’s Center, 34 W. Main St., Lock Haven, PA 17745.