Arletta Barbara Brown peacefully passed away at Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, Michigan with family at her side, and was welcomed into the arms of her Creator on Dec 30, 2012. Arletta was born September 3, 1923 in Columbus, Ohio to Oscar and Vera Rickly. She married John H. Brown on March 4, 1943. Arletta lived in Columbus, Ohio until 1984 when she moved to Ft. Myers Florida. She was married for 59 years, and when John passed away Arletta returned to Westerville, Ohio in 2004. She was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Brown, and daughter Jocelyn Hicks. Arletta is survived by her daughter, Jennifer (Mark) Schatz of Portage, Michigan, brother William (Jeanne) Rickly of Westerville, Ohio, three sisters, Mina May (Maurice) Williamson of Gnadenhutten, Ohio, Betty Lou Watkins of Port Charlotte, Fl and Mary Ann (Tom), Storkel of Columbus, Ohio, 6 grandchildren, and many dear nieces and nephews. Arletta was a homemaker, making family her first priority. This dedication and love she had for her family was evident her entire life in so many cherished ways. Her legacy will live on through all the lives she deeply touched. Friends may call Friday January 4, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the WEIR-AREND FUNERAL HOME 4221 N. High St. Columbus, OH 43214 where service will be held Saturday 10:30 a.m. Interment Union Cemetery. Pastor Eric Sipe and Pastor Thomas Coffman officiating.