Iva Maxine Brown

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Iva Maxine Brown, 91, passed away at Wellbrooke of Crawfordsville on Friday, July 10, 2015 at 7:32 p.m.

She was born on April 8, 1924 to Clarence and Elsie Holloway Barger at Martinsville, Ind.

She married Ula Frank Goss on Oct. 19, 1940, and after his passing on May 19, 1965, she married Ogden Omar Brown who passed away on June 4, 2012.

Maxine was a member of the New Life Baptist Church at Browns Valley and the Home Ec Club at Russellville. She worked as a nurse's aide at Parke County Nursing Home for years and then took care of patients in their homes. She also operated Browns Coffee Cup Café at Russellville from 1976-1978.

Survivors include three sons, Frankie (Patty) Goss of Paragon, John (Vickie) Goss of Roachdale, and Tony (Debbie) Goss of Russellville; two daughters, Susie (Fred) Calvert of Waveland and Janie (Ron) Mitchell of Bloomingdale; 17 grandchildren; several great- and great-great-grandchildren, three stepchildren Debbie (Tony) Goss, Leslie (Pete) Pennie and Denise Trinkle; and one sister, Muretta Martin of Greenwood.

She was preceded in death by one son, Norman Goss; one grandson; one stepson, Phillip Brown; a stepson-in-law, Alvin Trinkle, four brothers and one sister.

Funeral services will be conducted at Machledt & Servies Funeral Home at Waveland on Tuesday, July 14 at 11 a.m.

Friends may greet the family on Monday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will follow the services at Oak Hill North Cemetery. Pastor Kent Fitzsimmons will officiate.

Friends may visit wwwmachledtservices.com to offer online condolences.