Edith Mary Meister (1914-2002)

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Edith Mary Meister Crick Brown
Born: 21 Mar 1914 Petoskey, Michigan
Died: 27 Jan 2002 Fostoria, Ohio
Father: Justin Francis Meister
Mother: Elizabeth Sarah Steffel
Siblings: Edith Mary Meister
Alice Leona Meister
Edward John Meister
Ruth Meister
Mildred E. Meister
Spouse: Clifford Leroy Crick
Married: 25 Aug 1945 Petoskey, Michigan
Spouse: Edwin Merritt Brown
Married: 1969


Petoskey News Review, Sunday, January 27, 2002:

Edith (Meister) Brown, 87

Edith (Meister) Brown, 87, died Jan. 27, 2002, at Good Shepherd Home in Fostoria, Ohio.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at St. Wendelin Catholic Church in Fostoria with the Rev. Mark Bowers officiating. Burial will take place in St. Francis Cemetery, Petoskey.

Edith was born March 21, 1914, in Petoskey, the daughter of Justin F. and Elizabeth S. (Steffel) Meister. She was a 1931 graduate of Petoskey High School.

She married Clifford Crick and he is deceased. She then married Edwin Merritt Brown and he died June 26, 1998.

Edith owned and operated the Sundown Motel in Petoskey, worked with Penn-Dixie Cement Co., in Petoskey, and was a partner with her husband, Edwin Brown, in the Merchants Credit Bureau in Fostoria.

She was a member of St. Wendelin Church in Fostoria and co-founder of the Toastmasters, Fostoria with her husband, Edwin. Edith is also an honorary life member of the Fostoria Woman's Club, where she held many offices.

Survivors include two sons, Albert Brian Brown of Waterville, Ohio, Bryce Justin Brown of North Lewisburg, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Brenda) Goshe of Fostoria, Mrs. James (Laura Elizabeth) Gorrill, Jr., of Southfield; eight grandchildren; brother, Edward Meister, of Mount Pleasant; and sister, Mrs. William (Alice) Miller, of Kalamazoo.

Edith was preceded in death by two sisters, Mildred Brown and Ruth Lustig.

Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 pm.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, at Hoening Funeral Home in Fostoria, Ohio, where a rosary will be prayed at 8:30 p.m. A rosary will also be prayed at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at the church.

A graveside service will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 10, at St. Francis Cemetery in Petoskey.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Wendelin Schools Educational Foundation, or to the Fostoria Woman's Club Scholarship Fund.

Online condolences may be made by visiting www.hoeningfuneralhome.com

Arrangements were handled by the Hoening Funeral Home in Fostoria, Ohio.


  • Marriage: Michigan Marriage Records, 1867-1952:
Name: Clifford L Crick
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 39
Birth Year: abt 1906
Birth Place: Mashogon, Michigan
Residence Place: Petoskey, Michigan
Father: Joseph L Crick
Mother: Mabel Thomas
Marriage Date: 25 Aug 1945
Marriage Place: Petoskey, Emmet, Michigan, USA
License County: Emmet
Spouse: Edith Meister
Gender: Female
Race: White
Age: 31
Birth Year: abt 1914
Birth Place: Petoskey, Michigan
Residence Place: Petoskey, Michigan
Father: Justin F Meister
Mother: Elizabeth Staffel
County File Number: 43
State File Number: 24 2502
Film: 46
Film Title: 24-Emmet-1523 25 Genesee-1119
Film Description: Emmet (1937) - Genesee (1926)
  • Death: Ohio Deaths 1908-1932, 1938-2007:
Name: Edith M Brown
[Edith M Meister]
Birth Date: 21 Mar 1914
Birth Place: Michigan, United States
Gender: Female
Race: White
Hispanic Origin: Not Hispanic (Latino)
Residence Place: Seneca, Ohio, United States
Residence Zip Code: 44830
Death Date: 27 Jan 2002
Death Time: 07:45 AM
Hospital of Death: Long-Term Care Facilities
Death Place: Fostoria, Seneca, Ohio, USA
Certificate: 006404
Age at Death: 87
Registrar's Certificate Number: 00032
Certifier: Physician
Referred to Coroner: Not Referred to Coroner
Autopsy: No Autopsy performed
Method of Disposition: Removal from State
Filing Date: 30 Jan 2002
Hospital Status: Other/Nursing Home
Father's Surname: Meister
Mother's Maiden Name: Steffel
Marital Status: Widowed
Education: 12
Armed Forces Indicator: No
Primary Registration District: 7402
  • Death: Social Security Death Index:
Name: Edith M. Brown
SSN: 371-10-8592
Last Residence: 44830 Fostoria, Seneca, Ohio, USA
BORN: 21 Mar 1914
Died: 27 Jan 2002
State (Year) SSN issued: Michigan (Before 1951)