Martha H. Brown, 84 years, Morgantown, died peacefully on Friday, June 10, 2022, at Paoli Hospital, while under the loving care of her family and hospice.

She was born in Bryn Mawr, Pa. on December 4, 1937. Martha was the daughter of the late Harold and Margaret (Zinn) Hargreaves. She was the wife of Carl P. Brown, Jr., with whom she shared 55 years of marriage.

Martha was a homemaker to her beloved family. Martha was a graduate of Wheaton College and received a master’s degree from Temple University. She was an active member of the Brick Lane Community Church. Martha enjoyed playing tennis, doing crossword puzzles, working in her garden, spending time with her grandchildren, daily drives with Carl through French Creek State Park, and working at her church.

She was preceded in death by four siblings, Sheila Hargreaves, Barbara Robinson, Robin Bruce, and Bart Hargreaves.  

Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons, Phillip and his wife Mitzi Brown of Doylestown and Timothy and his wife Kimberly Brown of Morgantown and a sister, Louise and her husband the late Bruce Lavenau of Wood Dale, IL. There are seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.    

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 11 AM at the Brick Lane Community Church, 52 South Brick Lane, PO Box 299, Elverson, Pa. with Pastor Steve Estes officiating. The family will receive friends following the memorial service. A private interment will be held at the Pine Grove Cemetery with Pastor Al Kimball officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in the memory of Martha to Brick Lane Community Church with memo line, “Preference for Missions.”

Arrangements by The Labs Funeral Home, Inc. of Honey Brook, Pa.

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What a great woman! She will be missed, however she will be in glory. God bless the Brown family and all our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless! The Lovera's

~ Chris Lovera Cody, WY
6/20/2022 5:00:14 PM

May Martha Rest in Peace. Always a very pleasant lady with a pretty smile whenever she saw you. I will miss seeing her at the Walmart and Clare's restaurant in Morgantown. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.

~ Butch Dutter Honey Brook, PA
6/15/2022 12:38:14 PM

Rest in peace,see you again in the hereafter blessings to Carl

~ Paul ferguson Newtown square, PA
6/14/2022 9:57:17 AM

Our family got to know Carl and Martha when we moved in a couple doors down years ago. They stopped in to welcome us to the neighborhood and were great neighbors to us! Every Spring Martha would call for me to come cut asparagus for dinner and she would say, “it’s never better than fresh cut”! We would know every time they drove past our house because of the familiar sound of their Mercedes! Their interest in our sons Ryan and Kyle was second only to their prayers for them as they grew up. Martha and I shared many trips to her flower beds and I learned much from her love of flowers. I will miss Martha’s kindness and her welcoming smile and her hugs very Heaven has gained a precious saint! We are praying for Carl and the family during these sad days.

~ Marla Frey
6/13/2022 10:01:55 PM

Brownie and family, we want to express out sorrow for your loss. Martha was a very sweet, soft spoken lady, in fact she was a saint. Remember “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in troubles “ Psalm 46:1. Our prayers are with you. Jackie & John

~ Jacqueline & John Ridlehoover
6/13/2022 12:32:20 PM

A lovely lady, faithful wife, mother and Grandmother. I know she is resting in the arms if her Savior . May God’s peace and love be with the family. Rest in the blessed assurance that you will see her again in paradise. Prayin ger you all,

~ Joe Carbo
6/13/2022 8:25:13 AM

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