Mary Louella Brown died October 16, 2023 in Charleston, West Virginia.
Mary was born on November 27, 1955 in Madison, West Virginia to Harry C. “Brownie” and
She graduated from Scott High School in 1974 and Glenville State College in
1978. For thirty-three years Mary inspired students and supported fellow teachers at Van,
Madison Grade and Sherman Elementary Schools in Boone County.
Mary bravely battled melanoma for more than a decade with great hope and determination.
Throughout it all, she smiled, laughed and joyfully celebrated all the good things and people
around her. Mary’s friends and the memories they made together meant the world to her. She
loved going to lunch, movies, traveling, word searches, and Facebook. Her fur babies, Toby,
Missy, Sammy and Leo were always spoiled. She was a loving wife to C.E. Kinder. Mary was
adored by her four brothers and their families.
Mary was a lifelong member of Madison United Methodist Church and an active member of the
Ann Robinson Circle. She volunteered with Boone Memorial Health Auxiliary at the registration
desk where she welcomed everyone. She enjoyed giving back to the Julia Price Breast Cancer
Foundation which supported her throughout her cancer journey.
Mary was predeceased by her parents, brothers Mickey and Patrick Brown and husband C.E.
She is survived by her brothers Gary Brown (Vickie) and Jim Bob Brown (Theresa); sister-inlaws
Peggy Brown and Eunice Brown; nieces and nephews; and a legion of friends that are like
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, October 21st at noon at Madison United
Methodist Church. Family will receive visitors in the sanctuary beginning at 11:00 am.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Julia Price Breast Cancer Foundation at PO
Box 1026, Madison WV 25130 or Ann Robinson Circle, Madison United Methodist Church at
367 State Street, Madison, WV 25130.
Handley Funeral Home in Danville is assisting the family.