Willa Dean Brown, resident of Ponca City, passed away on Monday, February 10, 2020 at Shawn Manor. She was 87 years old. A graveside ceremony will be held on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 3pm at Gracelawn Cemetery in Edmond, Oklahoma.
Dean was born on August 19, 1932 in Olustee, Oklahoma to her parents, Boss and Ruth F. Butler. She grew up in the Olustee area and graduated from Olustee High School. Dean married Bennie Eugene Brown in Eldorado, Texas.
Dean took pride in raising her children with respect, dignity and while being active in the Church of Christ. Dean enjoyed sewing, family and friends while keeping a great sense of humor.
Her passion was keeping Bennie straight and making sure he only had a handful of greyhounds on the property at one given time.
Survivors include her daughters, Shirley Guest and husband Peter of Claremore, OK, Terry Mauldin and husband Dave of Edmond, OK, and Jeri Anderson and husband Jim of Ponca City, OK, son, Tim Brown and wife Lisa of Sharpsburg, GA, eight grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bennie E. Brown in 1999.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home & Crematory.