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Marion Kenneth Brown

March 9, 1931 — May 27, 2022


Marion Kenneth Brown, age 91 of Crawfordsville, passed away on Friday, May 27, 2022 at Wellbrooke of Crawfordsville. He was born in Fairmont, IL on March 9, 1931 to the late Luther Michael and Rella Mae Brown.

Marion graduated from Star High School and proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He worked in the Shipping Department at RR Donnlley & Sons. On August 13, 1954 Marion married the love of his life, Bessie Mae (Freeman) Brown; she preceded him in death on October 28, 2020. He enjoyed farming, gardening, and traveling. You couldn't make Marion happier, than to give him a job to do. He enjoyed being able to pull weeds, pick peaches, and be outdoors.

Marion is survived by his four children, Martha Mapes, Lora (Abdulla) Al-Marzooqi, Dennis Brown and Allen Brown; five grandchildren, Greg, Andria, Ryan, Jassem, and Jamal; five great-grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

Marion was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Bessie; two grandchildren, Tucker and Teagan; and six siblings, Ralph Brown, Glen Brown, Jim Brown, Mary Heidorn, Harold Brown, Dean Brown and Keith Brown.

There will be a visitation at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington Street in Crawfordsville on Thursday, June 2, 2022 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm. The funeral service will be at the funeral home on Friday, June 3, 2022 at 11:00 am with Pastor Jeff Stedge officiating. The service will be live-stream and recorded and can be viewed on his obituary page at Burial will follow at Indian Creek Hill Cemetery with Military honors by the United States Army and Post 72 Honor Guard. Sanders Priebe Funeral Care is entrusted with Care. Share memories and condolences online at

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Thursday, June 2, 2022

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Friday, June 3, 2022

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