Leva Alice Brown

Leva Alice Brown 96, of Tecumseh, died peacefully on July 8, 2017 at Fieldstone in Tecumseh. She was born on April 18, 1921 in Clinton, Mich., to the late Clare and Margaret (Murphy) Gillespie.  She was united in marriage on March 9, 1946 to Charles Mervin Brown, and they shared 59 years together before his death in 2005.

Leva was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Tecumseh. She worked for 30 years as a Home Economics teacher for Tecumseh High School. With Charles, she spent her winters in Florida and loved traveling the U.S., Canada, and Europe. She was a member of Lenawee county retired teachers, MEA-R & NEA-R. She enjoyed baking, sewing, gardening and volunteering of her time. Leva loved spending time with her family and friends.

Leva is survived by sons, Richard C. Brown of Jonesville, Mich., and Robert J. (Valda Karlsons) Brown of Kalamazoo, Mich.; her three grandchildren, Anna Brown, Mindy Brown and Aldan Brown; a sister, Marcheta Busch of Clinton, Mich.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Charles, brother and sister-in-law Roger and Phyllis Gillespie and a brother-in-law Joseph Busch.

Funeral service for Leva will be held on Monday, July 17, 2017 at Tecumseh Chapel of Handler Funeral Homes at 3 p.m. with a visitation from 1-3 p.m. Burial at Brookside Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian church of Tecumseh. 

Condolences may be offered to the family at handlerfuneralhomes.com.


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