Francis S. “Brow” Carmean, 93, died at 4:20 a.m. March 27, 2013, at the Golden Living Center, St. Marys.
He was born July 1, 1919, in St. Marys, the son of Stephen and Cina Bowman Carmean. He married Grace Stienecker on Dec. 22, 1945, and she survives in St. Marys.
He is also survived by his two children, Janet (Al) Meinderding, of St. Marys, and Jack (Lynne) Carmean, of St. Marys; nine grandchildren, Marcie (Jeff) Albright, of St. Marys, Isaak Meinerding, of St. Marys, John (Emily) Meinerding, of St. Marys, Jakob (Ellyn) Meinderding, of Cincinnati, Samantha Meinerding, of St. Marys, Jason (Misty) Carmean, of Wapakoneta, Jill (Nathan) Young, of Marysville, Craig (Amanda) Carmean, of Atlanta, and Paul Carmean, of St. Marys; and great-grandchildren.
Brow was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, L.G. “Sonny” Carmean, Shannon Carmean, Gordon Carmean, Carl Carmean and Eugene Carmean; his sisters, Opal Diltz, Fara Lewis, Laverne Reineke, Sylvia Carmean, Betty Johnson and Winona Ellis; and a granddaughter, Katie Meinerding.
Brow was a veteran of the Army, having served during World War II in England and Africa. He retired from Goodyear Tire &Rubber Co., St. Marys. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, where he had served as commander, American Legion Post 323, where he also served as commander, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9289 and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 767. He enjoyed fishing and boating, and he was an avid camper. He also loved to travel and had toured all over the United States, Europe and Northern Africa. He was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, St. Marys.
Funeral rites will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home, 314 W. High St.t, St. Marys. The Rev. Dr. David Williams will officiate. Burial with full military honors will be in Resthaven Memory Gardens.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 P.m. Friday at the funeral home, where memorial gifts may be given to the Alzheimer’s Foundation or the Veterans’ Association.
Condolences can be sent to Brow’s family via Millerfuneralhomes.net.