Mary Elizabeth Brown, 96, passed away Friday, January 4, 2019, in Marlow, Oklahoma. She was born May 12, 1922 in Detroit, Kansas, the daughter of Ammon and Gladys (Grey) Hawk. Growing up in Detroit, Mary attended local schools and graduated from Abilene High School with the class of 1940. On June 3, 1945 she was married to William Robert (Bob) Brown. The early years of their marriage was spent in California and Iowa before returning to Abilene in 1955. He preceded her in death January 5, 1970. Mary had been employed as a receptionist by Dr. Michael Johnson for thirty five years. She was a member of the Abilene Emmanuel United Methodist Church. Mary was also preceded in death by her parents, step-father, Roy C. Guess; and a sister, Josephine Muir. She is survived by two sons, William R. (Connie) Brown Jr. of Marlow, Oklahoma , Michael K. (Sally) Brown of Huston, Texas; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Thursday, January 10th , at the Danner Funeral Home with Pastor Gordon McClure officiating. Interment will follow in the Abilene Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5:30 – 6:30 PM Wednesday, January 9th at the Danner Funeral Home. The family suggest memorial contributions in her honor be made to (not designated yet) They may be left at or sent in care of the Danner Funeral Home POB 758 Abilene 67410.