Obituary of Carol J Brown-Stidham
Carol J. Stidham, age 80, of Morenci, passed away peacefully at her residence, surrounded by her family, early Friday, June 26, 2020. She was born in Lyons, OH, on July 20, 1939 to Robert and Flossie (Schwen) Russell.
Carol was a homemaker who stayed active in community and family events. She enjoyed sewing and baking for her family. Carol was popular for her popcorn balls with the Morenci trick-or-treaters, and enjoyed any time she could have with her family - especially at Christmas. In her later years, she enjoyed spending time at her Florida home and being active in that community. She enjoyed traveling, dancing, gardening, and most of all, spoiling her grandchildren. She attended Morenci Church of the Nazarene. She was a member of the Morenci American Legion Post 368, the Morenci Eagles, and the Elks and Moose Lodges in Bradenton, FL.
Carol is survived by her daughters, Patricia Brown, Pamela (Patrick) Clifford, Paula (Kenneth) Younkin, Peggy Decker (Roland Parrill), and Penny (Jeff) Chittenden; 16 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and her former husband and the father of her children, Bill Brown. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by sisters, Beverly Barden, Delite Gillen, and Joyce Blair; brothers, Raymond Patterson and James Russell; former husband, Ken Stidham; and former son-in-law, Jeff Johnston.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Hospice of Hillsdale and Carol's devoted caregiver, Nancy Parkhurst.
Private funeral services for Carol will be held on Monday, June 29, 2020, at the Eagle-Marry Funeral Home in Morenci. Pastor Darren Lemmon will officiate. Interment will be in in Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation will also be held on Monday, from 10:00 AM until 1:30 PM, also at the funeral home.
Those wishing a memorial donation in Carol's memory are asked to consider Hospice of Hillsdale or a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolence to the family may be offered at www.eaglemarryfuneralhome.com. The Eagle-Marry Funeral Home in Morenci is entrusted with arrangements.