Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
November 14, 2011 12:32 pm EST


HEATH — Shirley A. (Workman) Brownell, 78, formerly of Danville, went to Heaven on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011.

She was born Oct. 15, 1933, in Dayton to Floyd T. and Doris (Rodehaver) Workman. She was married Feb. 22, 1953, to Arthur E. Brownell. Shirley had an extraordinary voice and loved to sing. She performed many solos and duets, and participated in many choir groups throughout the years singing in Ohio and New York. She was a member of the Danville Church of Christ, and had a very strong faith. She loved her family and friends dearly. Shirley led by example, and will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Art of Heath; a daughter, Jennie (Wayne) Hall of Newark; a son, Jeffrey Michael (Mary) Brownell of DuPont, Wash.; grandchildren, Kerensa Ann Ecker, Matthew, Emme and Katie Brownell, Steve (Sara) Hall and Brady (Elizabeth) Hall; three great-grandchildren, Hanna, Ethan and Morgan; very special friends — the Crowley family, John and Nancy, Kerri and Dan, Kalianne and Kendra, and Kim and Mark Stryker; and a brother-in-law, Robert Tucker; and many loving nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Eddie (JoAnn) Workman; and sisters, Monna Florence and Donna Tucker.

A funeral service will be held Thursday, Nov. 17, at 11 a.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home, 403 High St., in Danville. Burial will follow in Workman Cemetery. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m., and one hour prior to the service Thursday.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Danville Church of Christ, 15961 Danville-Jelloway Road, Danville, OH 43014. Visit

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