Alice Britton, 81, of River Park, South Bend passed away at 1:15AM Thursday at her daughter's home, where she has been living since May. Alice and her daughter bartended at the former Kay's Bar on Mishawaka Avenue for several years. Alice also owned and operated Grove Street Beauty Shop. She was born on February 22, 1926 in La Porte, IN to John and Dora (Linderman) Brown and was a lifelong area resident. On October 26, 1941 in La Porte, IN she married Harvey Britton, who preceded her in death on August 6, 1986.
She is survived by her daughter, Cindy L. (John) Davis of South Bend; her son, Robert L. Britton of Bremen; five grandchildren, Butch (Cheryl) Benn and Christine Newcomer both of South Bend, Jodi (James) Davidson, David (Cindy) Britton and Terry Britton all of Bremen; eleven great grandchildren, Bryan (Angela) Benn of Rochester, Nick Benn and Bobby Newcomer both of South Bend, Amy Newcomer of Mishawaka, Stacy (Mark) Schmitt, David (Jessica) Britton, Sara Britton, Terry Allen Britton, Matt Britton, Nathan Cox and Ashton Davidson all of Bremen; five great-great grandchildren; and her brother, Wilbur Brown of Chula Vista, CA. Her sister, Ida Stout preceded her in death
Alice loved to crochet. She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary, Post 303; and 8/40 St. Joseph Salon #156.
We would like to thank Stephanie Irwin, Katrina Harris and Pam Kramer from Hospice and Nancy from St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center for their wonderful care and kindness.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM Monday, January 14, 2008 at Palmer Funeral Home-River Park, 2528 Mishawaka Ave, South Bend, IN. Rev. Jeff Arthur will officiate. Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola, IN. Friends may visit with the family from 2:00-7:00PM Sunday in the funeral home.
Contributions in memory of Alice Britton may be made to Center for Hospice & Palliative Care, 111 Sunnybrook Court, South Bend, IN 46637.