M. Jane Brown, 102, of Lillibridge Creek Rd., Port Allegany, PA passed away Wednesday (Nov. 15, 2023) in her home.
Born May 24, 1921, in Bradford, PA, she was a daughter of John R. and Rose M. Steffey Leonard. On June 6, 1942, in Bradford, she married Clifford L. Brown, who died Jan. 21, 1999. They were married 57 years.
Jane was co-owner of the family farm, and worked for the Port Allegany School District as a cafeteria worker, before her retirement.
She was a graduate of the Bradford High School, class of 1939, and attended Clarion University.
Jane was a lifetime resident of the area and a member of the former Free Methodist Church, Port Allegany, where she was church organist and treasurer.
Surviving is a son, Richard L. (Mary) Brown and a daughter, Barbara J. (Fred) Alt both of Port Allegany; six grandchildren: Jeff (Deb) Brown, Pam (James) Anderson, Lee and Sarah Alt, Joel (Ruth) Alt, Jonathan (Courtney) Alt; five great-grandchildren: Alexandra, Andrew, and Kaitlyn Alt , Jake and Ashley Anderson; two sisters, Esther Dover of Bradford, Annabelle Haight of Escondido, CA; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Clifford, four brothers: John, Theodore, Harold and Thomas Leonard; two sisters, Mae Izsanyi, and Marjorie Brown; and a brother-in-law & sister-in-law, Arthur G. and Bernice L. Brown.
Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 18, 2023) in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, where a funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. with Rev. Roger Laktash, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Port. Allegany.
Memorials can be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Condolences can be sent to: Richard L. Brown, 148 Bemis Rd., Port Allegany, PA 16743, or Barbara J. Alt, 1268 Lillibridge Creek Rd., Port Allegany, PA 16743.