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Dana Johns Brown

Dana Johns Brown, 62, of Cave City, Kentucky passed away Saturday, October 9th, 2021 peacefully at her residence. She was born on June 11, 1959, in Louisville, KY to the late Robert and Bernice Johns. Dana was a graduate of Western Kentucky University with a Masters in Speech-Language Pathology and Exceptional Education. She taught in the Caverna and Hart County School Districts until retirement. Dana was passionate about working with children, a lover of the arts and supporting local artists and artists with disabilities, and deeply loved and cared for her family and friends.

Survivors include her son; Wil Brown, of Cave City, KY; her daughters, Callie Papia (Dominic) of Grand Canyon National Park, AZ; and Heather Gibbons (Chris) of Glasgow, KY; her three grandchildren, Alx, Peyton, and Rylee and great-grandchild, Hallie. Dana is also survived by her partner, Phillip Payton; her sister, Sina Carroll (Jim) of Glasgow, KY; one niece, Hannah Carroll of Phoenix, AZ; sister-in-law, Norine Johns of Hodgenville, Ky; mother-in-law, Betsy Bown; sister-in-law, Cindy Gossett (Kim); one nephew, Josey Gossett of Cave City, KY.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joey Brown and brother, Bobby Johns.

Due to the ongoing COVID pandemic, services for Dana will be private.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.winnfuneralhome.com

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I worked with Dana at Caverna Elementary. Her passion for meeting the needs of children was unequaled. I'll always remember her smile and her laughter.

Brenda Roberts Oct 29 2021 1:55 PM

She was such a strong advocate for children ! I am so sorry - what a special lady !

Tara Wilson Oct 26 2021 9:42 PM

Dana was a wonderful person—god bless her and her family. Sending love and prayers to her family and friends.

Katie Oct 17 2021 7:58 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Dana Brown

Doc Rock Oct 17 2021 7:52 PM

Dana was such a kind lady. I worked in the Preschool program in Hart County and met her through work. She was always so good with the little ones she worked with and very helpful to the Preschool teachers and assistants. I remember her having a Christmas party at her home several years ago and several of us went. We had such a good time. I still use Dana's stuffed mushrooms recipe during the holiday season. She will be missed.

Debbie Wease Oct 17 2021 11:19 AM

Prayers for the family and friends of Dana. She was an angel with a big heart.

Jeanne Snyder Oct 17 2021 11:14 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dana Brown

Debbie Wease Oct 17 2021 11:13 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dana Brown

Jeanne Snyder Oct 17 2021 11:13 AM

May she Rest In Peace. Dana was a vibrant, kind, thoughtful, loving woman. She will be missed! My thoughts and prayers to her family and friends. Praying for love, light, strength and peace. God bless you all ♥️

Stephanie Adams Oct 17 2021 10:47 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dana Brown

Stephanie Adams Oct 17 2021 10:39 AM

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