Nadine Brown

Resided in Escanaba, MI
Died March 16, 2008

Nadine Jo Brown, age 53, of 314 N. 11th Street in Escanaba passed away suddenly at her home on Sunday, March 16, 2008.
Nadine was born August 18, 1954 in Clarksburg, West Virginia to Joseph and Mary Jane (Riley) Funkhouser. She grew up in Cowen, West Virginia and was a 1973 graduate of Cowen High School. She has been a resident of the Escanaba area for the past 13 years. Nadine was a caring and compassionate person and welcomed anybody into her home. She had an open door policy. She was a mother to many of her

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    Nadine was a very nice person and will be missed by everyone. Girls, I’m sorry to hear about your mother.
    Rock, MI

    Dear Nadine’s girls,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I have such good memories of Nadine’s warm smile and funny laugh as we all played board games at her parent’s kitchen table in Cowen. I was a close friend of your Aunt Leian and I enjoyed good times with all the family. They welcomed all of us so warmly to their home and that wonderful porch. I’m sure Nadine has been the same with you and all of your friends and that these warm memories of her will comfort you. May God bless you.

    Monna Ashley
    Annapolis, MD

    To the brown family. even though I didn’t know your mom that well, I hope that everything goes well for everyone and rember that shes always with you.

    Escanaba, MI

    To Nadine’s Family

    My thoughts and prayers are with you today. When I got the news today about Nadine, I had all kinds of emotions. Shock, disbelief, sadness and then memories started to come back to me. She and I had many good times together as classmates and best friends of the good “Ole” Cowen Grade School and Cowen High School. Today, as I was reading in my yearbook of all the things that she had wrote in them, I couldn’t keep from smiling and remembering all the good times we had together. Everyone who knew her will miss her and will remember her sweet smile and whole hearted laughter. She always put others before herself and thought if you looked deep enough you could find some good in everybody.

    As she always signed my yearbook and as she always will be my BESTESTEST Friend!

    From Nadine’s Bestestest Friend,

    Freda Wamsley Hollandsworth
    Cowen, WV

    To the Brown Family,

    It is with a saddened heart that I heard of Nadine’s passing. I have known Nadine since she was a very young girl living in Cowen, West Virginia. I has a close friend of her older sister, Leian, and came to know Nadine through her. I stayed many nights in the home of their parents, Joe and Jane Funkhouser. They were warm and generous people and I came to find a closeness with their youngest daughter, Nadine. Nadine had a warm and caring heart and generosity just like her parents. She was always very kind and sweet to me. I have not heard much of Nadine since she moved to Michigan but I hope that she was happy and loved. My heart goes out to all of you, her family, and I will pray that the Lord giudes and keeps you in his care. With fond memories of Nadine,

    Priscilla Perrine Walkup
    Charleston, WV

    To Nadine’s Family,

    I have fond memories of Nadine. We got to know each other when we worked at the local drug store in Cowen. We had so much fun that summer. She was such as blast! I know you will miss her. She was a wonderful person.

    Susan Given
    Milton, WV

    Ashley and Danielle

    My thoughts are with you today.

    Aunt Leian (Sissy)
    Charleston, WV

    Ashley and Danielle,

    Your Momma has many, many friends and I’m glad I was one of them. She made everyone feel welcome in her home and in her heart. Your Momma’s laughter was contagious. We spent many hours reading stories and playing games with my girls when they were little. We’d fix macaroni and cheese with tuna and it was like a fancy feast. We still have the baby cradle she and her Dad made for my girls. Your Momma was a very special person and we will all miss her. We’ll keep you all in our prayers.

    Sue Armentrout
    Glouster, OH

    We were very sad to read in the Charleston Gazette today that are friend and classmate Nadine had passed away. We want you to know that we remember her fondly. as a happy, bashful,funny girl.I can remember her smile and when we were in Home Economics together I remrmber that she loved brussel sprouts Please know that we send our Sincere Sympathy to her children and family.I will hold you up in prayer to my savior Jesus.


    Craigsville, WV

    Danielle, Ashley and the rest of the family,

    I am so sorry to hear the passing of your mom. Just to let you know you are in my thoughts and prayers. She will be very missed by all. Take care.

    Diane B.
    Escanaba, MI

    I grew up with Nadine in Cowen, West Virginia and we went from toddlers together at the Methodist Church to seniors together at Cowen High School. I remember slumber parties and the crazy things that girls do. I am sad to say that we lost touch after having our families, but I remember knowing that Nadine had two beautiful daughters. The things I remember most about Nadine are that she was kind and caring and her presence at any event made that event a whole lot more fun. I pray that she rest in peace.

    Cheryl Gross Given
    Elkins, WV

    My name is Suzie Bowers Sigley I was a year ahead of Nadine in school, I knew her and her family well. You all will be in our prayers in Cowen WV.

    May god richly bless all of you.

    Suzie Bowers Sigley
    Richwood, WV

    Words cannot do justice to all the good things Nadine stood for. She was truly the type of woman everyone enjoyed being around. To know her for 5 minutes you would instantly know that her role as “momma” was truly one she cherished, and held above all other things. I can’t even tell you how many times she would come to work and say “ya’ll know what ashley went and did?” or “I gotta tell ya’ll what Danielle said, ya’ll aint gonna believe this!” and pride, omgoodness. She just beamed when she was talking about her girls. She just had such a huge capacity to love. I think that’s what drew people to her. She was a wonderful person, a great friend, and co~worker, and an unconditional momma. I’m glad to have known her, and send on my deepest sympathies to Danielle and Ashley. Your momma is still with you, in everything you do. Your tears. your laughter, your ability to love, and capacity to care. That’s Nadine’s legacy. She would be proud.

    Brenda Nantelle
    Gladstone, MI

    Girls, You had and still have a WONDERFUL LOVING MOTHER

    Sue’ Parents Sandra and Charles
    Upperglade, WV

    Danielle and Ashley, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother was a kind women and will be missed. May god bless your family.

    Connie Auge
    Escanaba, MI

    We will miss nadine. She was a nice women. We will be there for the family. May God be with you. We love you.

    Mike & Joyce Sanpaka / Eva & Justin Long
    Rapid River, MI

    ma was like a gramma to me. she was always there when i needed her.. she was a very good when it comes to helping people. i love ma SOOO much.. n i miss her 2. but now i know shes not in pain anymore. i remeber staying up late n talking to her. i remeber helping her when she has surgery on her foot n rushing down to her house and helping her. im really going to miss you ma!

    Geri Russo
    Escanaba, MI

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