Loretta C. Brown

PATOKA — Loretta C. Brown, 91 of Maryland Heights, Mo., passed away on Thursday June 25, 2015 at NHC Nursing Home in Maryland Heights.

picture-pubShe was born on July 6, 1923 the daughter of Charles V. and Dovie L. (Stone) Swofford in Monroe City, Mo. She married Wilford A. Brown on September 6, 1942 in Reno, Nev., and he preceded her in death on January 2, 1993.

Survivors include son Eugene “Gene” W. Brown and wife Joyce of St. Peters Mo; grandson Timothy Brown of Georgia;  daughter-in-law Janet Brown of St. Louis, Mo.; sisters Mrs. Eliza Winter of Overland, Mo., Aurealia Roberts and Mary Vohlken both of Carlyle; and brother Verlan Swofford of California.

Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by her parents; spouse; son Robert L. Brown; sisters Armealia (Nola) Potts of Carlyle and Ethel Carson of Brownstown; and brother Gilbert Swofford of California.

Loretta worked at a small arms plant in St. Louis, Missouri.

A visitation will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, June 29, 2015, at the Day Macz Funeral Homes in Patoka.

A celebration of life service will start at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with Pastor David Rogers officiating. Interment will follow at Pratt Cemetery in Patoka.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and will be received at the funeral home.

Condolences and memories of Loretta may be shared with the family by visiting maczfuneralhomes.com  or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.

Day Macz Funeral Homes in Patoka is in charge of arrangements.