Gertrude “Gertie” Alma Jane Brown, 76, of Batesville, died Monday (August 12, 2013) at Emerald Pointe Health & Rehab Center, Barnesville.
 She was born August 20, 1936 in Belmont County, daughter of the late Allen Hayes and Amelia (Steen) Hayes.
 Ms. Brown worked as a nurse’s aide for nine years at the former Cambridge Health Care Center.
 She was a member of the Woodsfield Eagles Aerie for thirty years.
 In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Geneva Leasure and Almeta Morris; two brothers, Gervis Hayes and Kenneth Hayes; and a grandson, Rusty Carpenter.
 She is survived by a son, Daniel (& Amy) Brown of Cambridge; three daughters, Regina (& Charles) Starr of Barnesville, Lucinda (& Donald) Beckett of Antrim, and Dremmia (& Mike) Winland of Batesville; two sisters-in-law, Generva Hayes and Judy Hayes both of Quaker City; seventeen grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and many special friends at the Beckett House and at Emerald Pointe.
 Visitation was Wednesday August 14 at Thorn-Black Funeral Home, Quaker City, where funeral services were held on Thursday August 15, 2013.  Pastor Bill Pickenpaugh officiated.
 Burial was at Batesville Cemetery.
 Personal condolences may be sent to the family at www.thorn-blackfuneralhomes.com