Eldin Edison “Bus” Brown, 92, died in Roselawn Manor, Spencerville, Ohio, on Jan. 2, 2014, of natural causes.
was born in Lima, Ohio to Bearl and Ethel Pearl Cummins Brown on May 5,
1921. He married Julia Good and the union produced five children. The
marriage ended in divorce. Bus married Olga Jacecko on Dec. 27, 1969.
Surviving relatives include three sisters: Betty
Roose of Lima; Gloria Jenner of Lima and Donna Mae Deitzel of Canton,
Ohio; all five children: Georgeana (Stan) Strayer, Gatlinburg, TN;
Marcia Frankhouser, Pittsburg, CA; Glenna Dray, Ludington, MI; Dorene
Cardozo, Bloomington, IL; Emerson Brown Alameda, CA, and Olga’s daughter
Patricia Cooper. Also surviving are grandchildren: Christopher (Nicole)
Strayer, Columbus, Ohio; Heidi (Jeff) Wilcox, Marysville, Ohio; Jessica
Strayer Nashville, TN; Blake (Jamie) Osting, Kossuth, Ohio; Alana
(Rick) Moore, Lima, Ohio; Brian (Stephanie) Dray, Gomer, Ohio; Greg
(Kim) Dray Dallas, TX; Rachel Cardozo, Austin, TX; Joel Cardozo,
Also surviving are 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Three brothers and a sister preceded Bus in death: Jay Brown, Russell Brown, Claude Brown, Don Brown and Barbara Ream.
served with the United States Army from 1944 – 1946. He was employed
for many years by the Elida local schools as a maintenance manager. He
was previously employed by Neal Machine & Tool and Steeles Paints
Bus enjoyed playing blue grass music on his harmonica with his
friends at many gathering and special events. Grover Hill was one of
his favorite jam venues.
Visitation is from 10 a.m. – 12
p.m. on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation
Services, Shawnee Chapel, 1170 Shawnee Road, Lima, Ohio. The funeral
service will begin immediately after the visitation at noon. The Rev.
Jerry Hall will officiate. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery with
military rites by the U.S. Army Honor Guard.
Condolences may be expressed at chiles-lamanfh.com.