of Cushman, AR
June 9, 1937 - March 13, 2021
Oma Jean (Barnes) Brown, 83, of Cushman passed away Saturday, March 13, 2021. She was born June 9, 1937 in Cushman, Arkansas to Verner Barnes and Vida (Skelton) Barnes. Oma Jean was a member of Cushman Assembly of God. Prior to college she played basketball for the Redheads; the team was inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame in 2012 and as an individual she was inducted into the Independence County Sports Hall of Fame. She received her Bachelor Degree from Arkansas College and received her Master's and Administrative Degree from ASU. She was an elementary school teacher and principal of Cushman School for 33 years. Oma Jean was strong willed, caring and a loving woman; she loved her family dearly and enjoyed watching her grandchildren's sporting events. She fixed lunch every Sunday for her family. She also enjoyed working in her flower garden and she was still bush hogging at age 80! Survivors include her two sons, Tim Brown (Beth) of Cushman and Roger Brown (Vernece) of Sandtown; two sisters, Billie Hollowell of Mt. Pleasant and Hazel Roberts (Johnnie) of Derby, Kansas; five grandchildren, Robbee Brown (Britanny), Ryan Brown, Tess Brown, Tonya Wojcik (Tom) and Trent Bradley (Brittany); eleven great-grandchildren, Rylen Brown, Jordyn Brown, Deklinn Brown, Kailee Gooch, Klara Gooch, Brayden Wilson, Macey Wilson, Carson Stevenson, Easton Marlow, Esther Bradley, and Lawson Bradley; and several nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leasle S. Brown Jr.; and nephew, Ricky Hollowell. Pallbearers Robbee Brown, Ryan Brown, Charlie Traub, Bryan Key, Trent Bradley, Roy Skelton. Honorary pallbearers will be Brayden Wilson, Dustin Sanders, David Diemer, Danny Franks, Bryan Harmon, Dennis Moore, Robert Vickery, and Randy Burns. Funeral services will begin at 2:00 pm Thursday, March 18, 2021 at Cushman Assembly of God with Carl Blankenship officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Cushman. Visitation will be held from noon until service time at the church. Memorials may be made in her honor to Pleasant Valley Cemetery c/o Katie Brogden/Secretary/Treasurer, P.O. Box 394, Cushman, AR 72526.We are complying with the Arkansas Department of Health guidelines. All attendees must provide and wear their own masks and social distancing will be observed.
Mrs. Oma Jean Brown was the principal at Cushman Elementary during my first year of teaching. Her kind, patient, & sweet spirit calmed me down several times during that year. She was a wise educator who taught me much about being in the classroom. I will never forget her. Prayers for the family.
Loved your mom! Enjoyed working with her all those years at School. I heard many a story of your family and how much she loved ya’ll. I’m so proud I got to call her my dear friend. We always sent each other Christmas cards & she was always telling me to be good to Johnny. Lol ! I think she had a soft spot for him. So sorry I didn’t make it to funeral. I was there in spirit and she will be in my heart forever. Love to all of her family. ❤️
Brown Family, I want you to know that Oma Jean was a difference maker. She had a special influence on my life and encouraged me from the first day I met her. I know you’ll miss her.Sincerely, Alison Baxter
Roger & family,My thoughts & prayers are with each of you during this sad time. Mrs. Oma Jean was a precious lady who made a difference in the lives of her many students & friends. In His love......
Sorry for your loss prayers for your family.
Roger and Vernece, I'm so sorry for your loss. I know how much she meant to you. Your family will be in my prayers in the following days. All my love, Tammie
Tim, so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing.
Roger and Tim we are sorry for your loss, love and prayers.
Sorry for the loss of a love one. She's curled up in your hearts taking a nap. Oma Jean is playing basketball with her teammates on the big court in heaven. We always miss our Redheads sisters. RIP
Heaven has a beautiful angel. Will miss her sweet smile.
So sorry for you lost. She was the most caring person I ever knew. Prayers for her Sons and all of her family. She was one of a kind. Love Lucy Manley
She will be missed
Roger so sorry to hear of your mother passing. You and family in our thoughts and prayers
So sorry for the loss of such a beautiful & special lady! RIP
Love and prayers for all of your family...
Tim, sorry for your loss Prayers for you and your Family!!!
so very sorry to here this , praying for you and your family.
I am so sorry for your loss praying for your family
I am so sorry for the family's loss. May God comfort you and give you peace during this difficult time.
We Are so sorry, we will Pray for the Family.
I am sorry to hear about the passing of Oma Jean.. Please know your in my thoughts and prayers! 🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼
So sorry to hear about your mom Tim!
So sorry for your loss. She will be greatly missed loved her very much one great lady
Robbee & Ryan,The boys & I are so very sorry for your loss. Your Grandmother was always so kind and though we didn't visit much we considered her to be a good neighbor. With our deepest condolences, The Rexroad's
our prayers are with all the family,
I am so sorry for y’all’s loss. She was a very special woman. I always looked up to her and the kindness she had towards me was above and beyond.
Prayers for you Tim and Roger and all of your family. Sorry for your mom’s passing .
So so sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family
George and I are praying for you Roger , Tim and all the family .We are so sorry for y’all’s loss ❤️
Oma Jean will be greatly missed..prayers for comfort during this time of loss🙏🙏
Roger and Tim,We loved your momma so much. We have have so many wonderful memories of Oma Jean and our fun times together. She was a wonderful example of a strong christian woman. We will always cherish our times with her. Our hearts go out to you and your families. You know we love you and will be there for you all. Love, Janice, Ryan, Austin and Preston
Roger, so sorry to hear about your mother. Prayers for your family. We will be thinking about you in the days ahead. John and Hoover
We're so sorry for your loss!!! Hugs and prayers for all of you❤🙏❤
So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for the families.
In our thoughts and prayers,Phyllis, Alan, Paige, & Andrew Vickery
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! We loved Oma Jean always ... prayers for the Peace that passes all understanding
So sorry for your loss great mom you had great lady raised some fine boys and help raise lots of kids in her profession.
Timmy and Roger, so sorry to hear this. Loved Oma Jean. Her and mom were good buddies.
So So Sorry!
Tim, I am sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.
Sorry for your loss. Prayers for family.