Rhea Hagelin Brown, 98, of Riva, MD passed away on July 1, 2019. Rhea was born on July 23, 1920 to the late George and Sarah Hagelin in Lusby, MD. She worked as a receptionist for Branzell Plumbing and enjoyed volunteering for the local Girl Scouts troop, the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Riva Fire Department as well as Davidsonville Elementary School. Rhea was an avid reader, enjoyed word search puzzles and loved a good yard sale. She was happiest when she was spending time with her grandchildren. In addition to her parents,
Rhea was preceded in death by her husband of 31 years, John E. Brown, Sr.; a son, David Brown; and two grandchildren, Cheryl McAlister and Danny Brown. She is survived by three children, John E. Brown, Jr., Virginia Brown (Donald) McAlister and Alice B. Brown; a sister, Catherine Campbell; nine grandchildren, Brian Duvall, Michael Brown, John Brown, Robbie Murray, Sara Delao, Sally Warner, Megan Anuszewski, Shannon Mixon and Natalie Murray and 25 great-grandchildren.
Friends are invited to celebrate Rhea's life at the Kalas Funeral Home & Crematory, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD on Saturday, July 6 from 2 pm until her funeral service begins at 3 pm. Interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery in Annapolis, MD on Monday, July 8 at 11 am. Condolences may be made by clicking the Memory Wall link on this page.