Eunice L. Brower, 92, Englewood, Fla., formerly of rural Roann, died at 12:25 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 at Pinebrook Center in Venice, Fla.
She was born Dec. 28, 1923 in Wabash County to Harvey and Ellen (Keim) Provines.
Eunice was a 1942 graduate of Laketon High School. She married Berl M. Brower, in the parsonage of the Roann First Brethren Church, on May 31, 1942; he died Jan. 30, 1983. She retired from Wabash County Hospital as a nurse’s aide after 27 years. Eunice was a longtime member of Roann First Brethren Church and was an associate member of Englewood United Methodist Church in Englewood, Florida. She was a longtime member of the Stitch and Chatter club, and Wabash County Farm Bureau. Eunice also enjoyed her Wednesday morning crafts and Tuesday morning Bible study groups; an avid quilter she had a king size quilt frame in her house and had one of her quilt patterns featured in Quilter’s World magazine. Eunice also volunteered at Englewood Hospital.
She is survived by four children: Connie (Howard) White, Englewood; Phyllis (Marvin) Eastlund, Cape Haze, Fla.; Ted (Delinda) Brower, Roann; and Kent (Gwen) Brower, Fort Wayne; her nephew, James “Pop” (Bonita) Abshire, Akron, Penn.; 13 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, one brother, two sisters, and one grandchild.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 17 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 335 S. Chippewa Road., Roann, with Pastors Noel Burke and Meredith Brower officiating. Burial will be in Roann Community Cemetery, Roann. Friends may call 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Preferred memorial is to the Mission Fund, at Englewood United Methodist Church, 700 E. Dearborn Street, Englewood, FL 34223.