Sara Jean Brown
Sara Jean Jones Brown, 94, of Grove City, passed away at Forbes Regional Hospital in Monroeville, Pa., at 7:36 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, 2020, after a brief illness.
Sara was born in Clintonville, Pa., on May 24, 1925, to Austin Henry Jones and Sara Alice Walter Jones.
She was a 1943 graduate of Grove City High School.
Sara was a member of Grace United Methodist Church; Grove City A.A.R.P.; the A.A.R.P. Kitchen Band; and Pine Grove Line Dancers. She was an active worker for Girl Scouts of America; a tutor for Grove City Literacy Council and a volunteer at Grove City High School library. Sara was also a volunteer and treasurer for the Grove City Historical Society.
She retired in 1988 from Grove City Area School District after 24 years as the library secretary.
Sara is survived by her two daughters, Dona Lee (James) Todarello in North Huntingdon, Pa., and Nancy Jean (Eugene) Reilly in Pleasant Hills, Pa. Five grandchildren also survive, Erica (Kevin) Klingerman; Emily (Brian) Marchesani; Jessica (Mike) Todd; Kathleen "Katie" (Joseph) Fello; and Matthew Reilly as well as 11 great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald Earl Brown (died on Nov. 2, 1998) whom she married on June 15, 1946; five brothers, Glenn, Ronald, Walter, John and Robert Jones; and two sisters, Eloise Jones and Evelyn Palmer.
Memorial tributes may be made to: Grove City Literacy Council, 118 S. Center St., Grove City, PA 16127.

Sara Jean Jones, 94, of Grove City.
Calling hours: 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday (3-14-20) in CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME, 306 Bessemer Ave., Grove City.
Funeral service: 3 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home with Rev. Edward Saxman of Grace United Methodist Church officiating.
Interment: Crestview Memorial Park, Pine Township.
Published on March 12, 2020


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Dina Todarello and Nancy Reilly
Mar 15, 2020
The family thanks each and everyone who have been with us in presence and prayer with the passing of our dear Mother, Sara Jean. She has impacted many persons and we loved hearing your memories!