BROWN, GEORGIA

Georgia Brown Clarinda, Iowa Mar. 23, 1929-Mar. 14, 2020 Georgia Brown, 90, of Clarinda, Iowa formerly of New Market, Iowa entered into peace Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Goldenrod Manor, Clarinda, Iowa. Graveside Funeral Services were held 1:00 PM Thursday, March 19, 2020 at Memory Cemetery, New Market, Iowa with Bob Riddle officiating. Open visitation was 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, March, 18, 2020 at Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa. Interment will be held at the Memory Cemetery, New Market, Iowa. Memorials may be given in her name. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on our website at, www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa, where we 'Celebrate Life'. Georgia Evonne Corbin was born March 23, 1929 in New Market, IA to Everette Lazelle Corbin and Bertha Edith (Wallis) Corbin. As a child she attended the New Market Baptist Church and was baptized in 1945. Georgia was active in band where she played the clarinet, tap dance, and sang in the glee club, vocal trio and sextet. She also participated in basketball, class plays, Y-Teens, yearbook and held many offices in those activities. During her senior year in 1947 she was a member of the only basketball team that went to state. She graduated from New Market as valedictorian of her class in 1947. Georgia was married to Marvin Leo Brown on December 12, 1947 in New Market. The two were high school sweethearts. They had two daughters: Vivian born in 1949 and Vicki in 1951. She was employed at the Mental Health Institute/Clarinda Treatment Complex. She worked in the wards and business office but most of her years were spent as the secretary to numerous superintendents. At one time she was the longest tenured employee at the Clarinda site. Upon her retirement in 1991, she enjoyed working on the farm, helping with hogs and cattle, caring for her flower beds, and canning (especially tomatoes) in the summer. She stitched several quilts by hand. Georgia was a wonderful cook and her specialties included homemade Christmas candy, beef noodles, and layered cake with homemade pudding frosting. Family was first and foremost in her life and she always put everyone's needs ahead of her own. Georgia was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed having her local grandchildren overnight every Friday night for many years. Georgia was so proud to have a namesake, great-great granddaughter Nora 'Evonne' Fistler. She was especially dedicated to her husband and spent many years helping to care for Marvin before his passing in 2015. Following her husband's passing, she made her home at the Eiler Place and was very happy there. Georgia was preceded in death by her parents, husband Marvin, daughter Vivian Pickering, grandson Stephen Pickering, grandson Brandon Harris, grandson-in-law Doug Andrews and siblings Letha, Bernard, Charlotte, Paul and Peggy. Left to cherish her memory are daughter Vicki Brown of Clarinda, IA (Larry Stamps of Gravity, IA); sister-in-law Margaret Corbin of Findley, OH; granddaughters Malena Sump of Rockwell City, IA, Charity Andrews of Omaha, NE, Ginger Mohr of Clarinda, IA, Tina Sweat of Albany, MO, Tammie Pickering of Albany, MO; great-grandchildren Miranda, Tyler and Ryan; Delaney; Hayden; Whitney, Slade, Valerie and Troy; Dusty, Dakota, Dameon and Hunter; Shonne, Brett, Tayah, and Jersie; many great-great grandchildren; nieces; nephews and many friends.

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