Obituary for Mary Brown
Ponca City Now - September 1, 2023 2:50 pm
January 26, 1931 – August 28, 2023
Mary Jeanne Brown, 92, of Ponca City, OK left this world for a better place on August 28, 2023. Viewing will take place from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM, Tuesday, September 5, 2023, at Trout Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, September 5, 2023, at Trout Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Mark Busch officiating. Burial will immediately follow at Odd Fellows Cemetery. Arrangements are under the coordination of Trout Funeral Home & Crematory, 505 W Grand Avenue, Ponca City, OK, 74601.
Mary was born on January 26th, 1931, in Ponca City, to Lacy J “Judge” and Clara Delphia (Clampett) Sifferd. She graduated from Ponca City High School in 1949. That same year on March 12, 1949, she married the love of her life, Robert Joe Brown at Wesleyan Methodist Church.
Mary knew the meaning of hard work, growing up on a dairy farm. Throughout her life, she continued to exhibit this work ethic in everything she did.
Filled with a vibrant and outgoing spirit, she enjoyed meeting new people and playing cards with family. She also loved to be outside and tend to her garden.
In her spare time she loved to crochet and sit at her sewing machine making anything she imagined. Her creativity was a colorful skill she used as a seamstress, a designer, and an original thinker to develop ideas for weddings, class reunions, birthdays, graduations, and baby showers to help those she loved.
Mary, with inputs from family, authored the content published in the “North Central Oklahoma Rooted in the Past – Growing for the Future” books which captured the heritage of the Brown, Eaton, and Sifferd families of Kay County. This was truly one of her proudest expressions of her love for her family.
While this describes her well, her purest attribute was her heart and her greatest talent was taking care of others.
Mary is survived by: her children, Ruthie Brown Shurtz and her husband, Dennis, of Arkansas City, KS, Ronald Joe Brown and his wife, Jackie, of Ponca City, OK; and Robert Jay Brown and his wife, Denise, of Lafayette, LA; grandchildren, Brook Lander Shurtz, Cory Lee Brown, Casey Joe Brown, Danielle Nicole Brown James, Megan Michelé Brown Aleman, and Jeremy L. Evans; great-grandchildren, Serena, RyLee, Jeremy B., Oliver, Charlie August, and Parker. She was preceded in death by: her husband, Robert Joe Brown; daughters, Ronda Jo Brown and Roxanna Jane Brown; parents, Lacy J. and Clara Sifferd; sisters, Ruthie Sifferd and Elizabeth Sifferd Claypool; brothers, George Sifferd, Charles Sifferd, John “Jack” Sifferd, Jim Sifferd and Dan Sifferd.
Pallbearers will be Brook Shurtz, Cory Brown, Casey Brown, Jeremy L. Evans, Jeremy B. Evans, Tony Hodges, Jack Hodges, and Charlie Aleman. Honorary Casket Pallbearers will be Joe Dale, Johnny Caughlin, and Danny Sifferd.
A memorial has been set up in her honor to support Special Olympics of Oklahoma, 6835 S Canton Ave, Tulsa, OK 74136
Source: Trout Funeral Home