Marjorie Ann (Wade) Brown, 88, of Carmi passed away on Thursday July 23, 2020 at St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville. She was born on December 30, 1931 the daughter of Bartley and Thelma (Wright) Wilson. Marjorie married John "J.B." Brown on February 23,1991 and he precedes her in death. Mrs. Wade, as she was known by many, taught 5th grade and music classes at Big Prairie School for many years. Marjorie was active in the DAR, the White County Historical Society and was a member of First United Methodist Church where she played the organ for over 50 years.
Marjorie is survived by her daughter Jan (Paul) Carlson of Carmi; four grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren: Michelle (Josh) Plonk and their children, Ian, Liam, Wade, Wesley and Asher; Jeff (Amber) Carlson and their children, Caroline, Lincoln and Roman; Dan (Lisa) Carlson and their children, Palmer and Kaitlyn; and Brett (Karis) Carlson and their children, Evangeline, Theodore, Josephine and Eleanor. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; Jan's father Robert Wade and her brother, Bill Wilson.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 26, 2020 from 3pm to 6pm at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi. Private services with burial in Kuykendall Cemetery will be held on Monday, July 27. 2020. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The White County Relay for Life and The White County Historical Society and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home who is in charge of arrangements.