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BROWN, Wanda (Earnest Clark)

BROWN - Wanda (nee Earnest Clark)
June 21, 2011. Born December 16, 1922 in Cameron, W. VA. to Benjamin and Elizabeth Hieronimus Earnest. She grew up in Elm Grove, W. VA, where she graduated from Tridelphia High School. She was preceeded in death by her first husband John Qsburn Clark, June 6, 1944; seven brothers and one sister; one granddaughter Christina Anderson and one great-granddaughter Faith Anderson. Wanda is survived by her second husband of 62 years John M. Brown of Orchard Park, NY; two daughters Patricia Brown of Orchard Park and Linda Anderson of Erie, PA and her husband Robert; three grandchildren Michael Anderson and his wife Cheryl of Erie, PA, Julie Yartz and her husband Kurt of Richmond, VA, John Anderson and his wife Brittany of Ricmond, VA; eight great-grandchildren Alyssa, Justin, Cara, R.J., Lindsay and Cody Anderson of Erie, PA, Katherine and Jack Yartz of Richmond, VA; also surviving are two sisters Elva Taylor of Oakmont, PA and Laura Barker of Wheeling, W. VA; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; she is also survived by her very dear friend Esther Flick, who she affectionately referred to as her "third daughter". Wanda and Jack lived in Erie, PA from 1949-1963 and Warren, PA from 1963-1974, when they were transfered to Buffalo, NY with National Fuel Gas Co. In Erie, Wanda was active in the Ladies Aid Society of Bethany Lutheran Church and served for many years as a volunteer fo the American Red Cross. While in Warren, Wanda was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, the Women's Club of Warren, the Warren Area Hospital Women's Guild and the Warren Art League, where she discovered her talent and love for oil painting. In Orchard Park, Wanda was a member of Nativity Lutheran Church, a volunteer at West Seneca Developmental School and Orchard Park Country Club, where she enjoyed golfing. Loved and respected by all who knew her as a kind, gentle, compassionate person, she will be greatly missed by all whose lives she touched. She had steadfast faith in Jesus Christ as her Savior and in recent days looked forward in quiet anticipation of her home going. Friends may call at F.E. BROWN SONS FUNERAL HOME at 6575 E. Quaker Street in Orchard Park on Monday, June 27, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral Services from the funeral home, Tuesday, 10 AM. Friends invited. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Nativity Lutheran Church, 970 E. Main St., East Aurora, NY 14052.

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