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Natalie Renee Brown

June 21, 1982 — February 13, 2023


Natalie Renee Brown, age 40 of Crawfordsville, passed away on Monday, February 13, 2023 at home. She was born in Indianapolis on June 21, 1982 to Dr. Timothy Neal & Jane Ellen (Frantz) Brown. Natalie graduated as a Co-Valedictorian from North Montgomery High School in 2000 and she received her Bachelor of Arts in Education from Illinois Wesleyan University in 2004. After living in Bellingham, Washington for a year following graduation, she returned home to Crawfordsville and spent 13 years as a teacher at New Market Elementary and was active in the congregation at Eastside Baptist Church. She loved spending time with her family - competing at their favorite board games, going to concerts, and taking day trips to explore all that Indiana has to offer. She cherished time with friends and enjoyed baking cookies and reading.

She is survived by her parents; her three sisters, Megan Brown (twin), Haley Brown, and Jordan Brown; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Charles & Ruth Brown, and maternal grandparents, James & Dorothy Frantz.

There will be a memorial service at Eastside Baptist Church, 2000 Traction Road, in Crawfordsville on Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 1:00pm with Pastor Steve Whicker officiating. There will be a visitation and gathering of family and friends following the memorial service at the church until 5:00 pm. The service will be live-streamed and recorded which can be viewed on her obituary page at In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her memory to New Market Elementary School, 410 N 3rd Street, Crawfordsville, IN 47933 or Eastside Baptist Church, 2000 Traction Road, Crawfordsville, IN 47933. Sanders Priebe Funeral Care is assisting with arrangements. Share memories and condolences online at

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Saturday, February 18, 2023

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