Meadville Tribune

October 11, 2012

Mildred (Midge) Frances Brawley

Meadville Tribune

SAEGERTOWN — Mildred (Midge) Frances Brawley, 80, resident of 20635 Bechtold Road, Saegertown, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at Meadville Medical Center.

Born Feb. 9, 1932, in Adamsville, Midge was a daughter of the late Charles Brown and Gladys Lindsey Brown. She married Francis (Sunny) Brawley on Oct. 10, 1969, and he survives.

Following her education at Conneaut Lake High School, Midge was employed sequentially at Montgomery Ward in Meadville, the H.L. Moore Company in Cochranton and the David Mead Inn in Meadville. In the early 1970s, Midge owned and operated the Venango Hotel. She enjoyed flowers and bowling, belonging to a league in the 1980s.

Midge was a member of the auxiliaries of Venango Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 169 and Cambridge Springs American Legion Post 381.

Surviving Mildred is her husband of 43 years, Francis; and three stepdaughters, Rhonda Custard and her husband, Alan, of Cochranton, Deborah Washington and her husband, Paul, of Hampton, Va., and Sandra Young and her husband, David, of Utica; a stepson, James Brawley and his wife, Cyndi, of Warren; several stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren.

Preceding Midge in death, in addition to her parents, was a son, Robert Stainbrook.

Friends may call at Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs on Saturday, from 1 to 3 p.m. Funeral services will be at 3.

Interment will be in Venango Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation, 915 State St., Erie, Pa. 16507. To send condolences, please visit