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Betty M. Brown, 83, who managed the Sears, Roebuck & Co. women's apparel department in Niagara Falls for more than 30 years, died Sunday (Oct. 21, 2001) in Crestwood Health Care Center after a long illness.

Born Betty Crawshaw in Philipsburg, Pa., she attended schools in her native state and moved to Niagara Falls in 1942.

She retired from Sears in 1975.

Her husband of 59 years, James B., died in 1993.

Survivors include a daughter, Dana A. Detkos of Niagara Falls; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Lane Funeral Home, 8622 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls.

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