of Dexter, MI, age 81, died Sunday, September 25, 2011 at Chelsea Community Hospital. She was born October 3, 1929 in Sylvan Township, Michigan, the daughter of William J. & Mary B. (Honeck) Hafner.

Jenny has lived in the Dexter area since 1951.  She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, and retired from Dexter Community Schools, where she managed the school cafeterias.


Jenny married Wesley “Stub” Brown at Faith Lutheran Church in Dexter on July 1, 1950, and he preceded her in death on Apr. 26, 1998. Survivors include one son, Michael J. Brown of Dexter; three sisters, Barbara Lou (Miles) Anderson of Bonifay, FL, Norma (Charles) Hards of Whitmore Lake, Gloria Near of Saline; three brothers, Leonard (Ruth) Hafner of Chelsea, Leo (Dorothy) Hafner of Dexter, Dennis (Stephanie) Hafner of Chelsea; and several nieces & nephews.  She was preceded in death by her daughter, Peggy J. Brown; two sisters, Josephine & Mary Ann; and two brothers, “Bud” and LaVern Hafner.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Sept. 29, 1:00 p.m. at Cole Funeral Chapel, Chelsea, with Rev. Doug Hartley officiating.  Burial followed at Oak Grove East Cemetery, Chelsea. The family received friends on Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 2-4 & 6-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Lutheran Church, Dexter.

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