Claire E. Brown


Claire E. (Gorman) Brown, 58, of Greenfield, passed away Sunday, February 18, 2018. She was born on February 2, 1960 in New Castle as the daughter of Bob Gorman and Opal (Wright) Savage.

She graduated from Knightstown High School in 1978. Claire married David Brown on July 14, 1979 in Carthage, IN.

She worked for Eastern Hancock Schools as a bus driver and cafeteria worker for over 15 years. Claire loved driving the school bus and being with the children. She was a member of Christ Fellowship Ministries of Knightstown and loved serving her church any way she could. She loved cooking, gardening, and her grandbabies, as well as spending time baking cookies with them. Claire also loved spending time with and walking her beloved beagle, Gadget.

Claire is survived by her husband, David Brown of Greenfield; children, David (Rachel) Brown of Greenfield, Lucas Brown of Greenfield, and Katie (Jordan) Huff of Indianapolis; brothers, Rick and Mike Lynch; sister, Brenda Mullins; and grandchildren, Emersyn and Braxton Brown. Along with her biological parents, Claire was lovingly raised by Donna Lynch Gaither and the late Jack Lynch. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bob Gorman and Opal Savage; and Aunt Clara and Uncle Jack Presnell.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 22, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Christ Fellowship Church, 4833 IN-109, Knightstown, IN 46148. A funeral service will be held immediately following visitation at 1:00 p.m. also at the church. Pastor Jack Goff will be officiating. Burial will follow at Park Cemetery in Greenfield.

Memorial contributions may be made by mail to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Indiana Chapter, Attn: Multiple Myeloma, 9075 North Meridian Suite 150, Indianapolis, IN 46260, by website at, or envelopes will be available at the church.

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Arrangements are being handled by Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory in Greenfield.

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