March 26, 1936 ~ January 28, 2022

Born in: Owensboro, KY
Resided in: Indianapolis, IN

Katherine F. (Brown) Grundy, age 86, born March 26, 1936, passed away January 28, 2022 peacefully in her sleep with her loving son, the eldest James Henry Brown Jr. by her side. Katherine is also mother of Leland Dean Brown Sr. and daughter Antoinette M. Brown-Williams.

Katherine was preceded in death by her parents, Lonnie Lee Hayden and Ester Marie Hayden; siblings, Mary Lee Wilhite, Georgia A. Rowan, Regina M. Gaither, Ophelia Hayden, Dorothy L. Hayden, Paul W. Hayden, Elizabeth J. Watson, Martha P. Julius, Teresa R. Hayden; and grandchildren, Leland Dean Brown Jr., Kenneth Odell Harris, and Raquel Francis Williams; and son-in-law, Terrence “Chip” Williams.

She leaves to cherish her memory her sons, James Henry Brown Jr. (Victoria McVoy-Brown) and Leland Dean Brown Sr. (Angel M. Brown); daughter, Antoinette M. Brown-Williams; grandchildren, Le’Deana S. Brown, De’Shawn A. Jones, Le’Anna L. Brown, Leland D. Brown II, and Alexus Dean Lucas (Steven F. Lucas III); great grandchildren, Brandon L. Milton Jr., Mi’Kayla D. Brown, Drayland D. Brown, Autumn M. Brown, and Steven F. Lucas IV.; her siblings, Ester M. Black, Gloria D. Adams, and Helen R. Smith, a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives, and many cherished and beloved friends.

Katherine began a journey in study to be a nun, later changing her mind returning to her home in Owensboro, Kentucky until she relocated to Indianapolis, Indiana starting a career at the Finance Center until she was hired on at the United States Postal Service climbing the corporate chain, becoming overseer of Logistics, until she retired March 2, 1992 after 33 years.

Katherine was a lover of a variety of music but loved classical music as a trained pianist. Katherine was a political enthusiast maintaining knowledge of current events. Her devotion to family changed the course of her life as she dedicated herself in raising three successful children with an abundance of love, commitment in developing each one to be the best, no matter their chosen career paths. Hearts are broken with her passing. As a mother, she was a confidant, our greatest cheerleader in everything we all did in our perspective careers. It’s with gratitude unto the most high God who blessed her to be not only strong in raising her children as a single parent after divorce. She was resilient and instilled in all of us to be believers of Jesus Christ as our Savior, continuously teaching prayer, given encouragement to have self confidence in who we are as her children, but as children of God.

Katherine was an intercessory prayer warrior. Her favorite prayer and time spent with our Heavenly Father whom she prayed to faithfully at 3:00 pm on a daily basis was praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet.
“We who belong to Christ can do this work of applying the effects of His eternal redemption to the needs of the world. Merciful Lord, indeed, this is a vital part of “Our mission as your servant in intercessory prayer.”

Katherine F. Grundy whom we called mother, mom, mommy and gram will be truly missed. God has given her angel wings to watch over us.
Dear Mommy our love for you is eternal. We don’t say goodbye, we say “See you at the open gates of Heaven when it’s time for our arms to embrace once more.”

Visitation will be on Friday, February 11, 2022 from 10am to 11am at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 4790 N. Shadeland Avenue, with a Mass of Christian Burial to start at 11am at the church. Burial to follow at Lincoln Memory Gardens, Whitestown, IN.


Visitation: February 11, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am

St. Lawrence Catholic Church
4790 N. Shadeland Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46226

Mass of Christian Burial: February 11, 2022 11:00 am

St. Lawrence Catholic Church
4790 N. Shadeland Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46226

View current weather.

Memories Timeline

View the Timeline

  • Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, gif.
  • Hidden
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.


  1. May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will be here to walk beside you in your journey of grief.

    Eddie Beagles and the staff of Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services

  2. My Heart Beat , my Awesome Mother has always completed me! The reason I am who I am and laying the foundation and Structure for our family. My Angel on earth has Transitioned be our Angel In heaven along side Little Leland Jr!

  3. Your mom and I “clicked” after one telephone conversation. She was pure joy, and had the most infectious laughter over the phone! She shared some great stories with me about her life and her family. I also loved hearing about the foods she’d cook. She was truly a beautiful soul, who loved the LORD, and I feel very blessed for the times we shared. (RIH Aunt Kaye).

  4. My amazing Gram/Godmother. Always seeing the best in me and motivating me to be better. Now my guardian angel in Heaven continuing to motivate me throughout life. Part of me is missing on Earth because a beautiful angel gained her wings. Love AnnaKaye.

  5. May our Lord and Savior give you peace and comfort during this time. My condolences and prayers for my friend Ton’e and her family.

  6. Heart felt prayers of comfort to all of the children & family. Get your rest now Ms. Katherine 💐👑🙏🏽

    • My heart goes out to you all. Praying for God’s comfort. Love you all.💗💗🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

  7. Bless my siblings as they goes this time of heart aches, she was a beautiful woman I remember when I first met her she told me call me mama like rest of my children so we became family that day miss you much.

  8. I’m so sorry for your loss. The family has my condolences. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Be encouraged!

  9. Tone’, I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing!! You and your family have my deepest sympathy and prayers. I know your mom was your rock and greatest supporter!! Praying for your strength, peace, and comfort. 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾♥️♥️

    Marcia Jones Cross

  10. My heart and prayers are with you Ton’e and your family. Praying that God comforts you all during this trying time, and I pray for your strength and God’s unconditional love and protection over you. Sending my love!

  11. My sweet Aunt Kaye
    She was my Aunt that made me laugh she was fun to be around. I love her
    I have stories. She was special to me. She is in a beautiful place worries, God has her Love & prayers to Toni, Buddy,Deno and all of family

  12. My deepest condolences to her whole family. I know she was loved and will be dearly missed. May you find strength and peace in the days ahead.

  13. James,(Buddy) Leland (Deno) and Antoinette Tone’. My heart is with you as you endure the heartbreak of the passing of your dear mother, Mrs. Katherine F. Grundy. My the Lord continue to keep you. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Love you, your sister, Renee’.

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle

Sign the Guestbook