The Brown Memorial Chapel
Cleo Brown was an extraordinary person – as all who had any contact with her would say. During the last few months of her life, she let it be known that she wanted the hospital to have a chapel. Cleo wanted the room to be planned around a large stained glass window. She felt the need for the people to have a quiet and private place to go in times of stress and concern. Cleo made her plans and wishes known to her husband Jack and her friend, Ione Vincent, and asked that they make her dreams a reality. Cleo passed away on Good Friday, April 4, 1980.
Jack Brown visited the chapel almost every day for the remaining years of his life. He passed away in 1986. His love for Cleo can be felt in the peaceful atmosphere of the chapel. The interior represents Cleo’s cheery smile, warm greeting and sincere interest in her friends.
The chapel is located in the southwest corner on the second floor of the hospital. The chapel is available all hours – the door is never locked.