Mildred Viola Browning, 85, formerly of Zanesville, died at 11:08 p.m. Monday, August 16, 2010 at the Scioto Community Nursing Home in Columbus. She was born February 8, 1925, in Lancaster, Ohio, a daughter of the late Ray and Ethel Myers Smith. She was a former employee in the catalog department for JC Penneyâ€™s and was a member of the North Terrace Church of Christ where she served as organist for 16 years. She had been an employee of the former Shawnee Pottery and was a former volunteer at Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital.
Surviving are her husband of 67 years, Robert D. Browning, whom she married June 20, 1943, of the home; two sons, Steven S. (Barbara) Browning of Reynoldsburg, Ohio and Mark E. (Kimberly) Browning of Tipp City, Ohio; four grandchildren, Jordan, Taylor, Samantha and Toby; and five great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Hoover Fisher; and a brother, Wilbur Smith.
Friends may call one hour prior to time of memorial service at 5:00 p.m. Friday, August 20, 2010 at the North Terrace Church of Christ, 1420 Brandywine Blvd., Zanesville with Mr. William Meaige officiating. Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1271 Blue Ave., Zanesville is entrusted with all arrangements. She was dearly loved by all who knew her and will be sadly missed by all.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mount Carmel Hospice, 1144 Dublin Rd., Columbus, Ohio, 43215.
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