Josephine Vaun McHan, 89, of Bryan, Texas, passed away peacefully Monday, January 18, 2010, at the Borderbrook Home where she resided. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 20, at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan. Funeral services are set for 2 p.m., Thursday, January 21, at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home, with Leslie Boone officiating.
A second visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, January 22, at Heartland Funeral Home in Early, TX. A graveside service will be at Clear Creek Cemetery near Bangs, TX on Saturday, January 23, at 11 a.m.
Josephine was born February 2, 1920, to Levi and Elizabeth Spain in Brown County. Through the rigors of the Great Depression in the thirties, her parents managed to save enough money to put Josephine through college so she could become a teacher. After World War II, she married J. Muris McHan on January 20, 1946. The couple lived various places in Texas early on but settled back in Brownwood to be near her parents. It was there that they raised their family. Josephine retired from Brownwood Public Schools in May 1985 after 27 years of service. She was a life-long member of the Church of Christ, with her final membership at the Cavitt Street Church of Christ in Bryan.
Josephine was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and her sister Carrie.
Survivors include son Doug and his wife Cher of Bryan; son Ron and his wife Pat of Flower Mound, Tx; grandchildren Gina DeVita of Houston, Michael Torkildsen of Austin, and Jay Proske of College Station; great grandchild Cody Gadler of Houston; sister-in-laws Frankye McHan, Barbary Murphy, Joyce McHan, Lou McHan, Lyla McHan, and June Raney; brother-in-law W.C. McHan; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A special thanks to Pam, Sandra, Ester, and Deb at the Borderbrook Home for their loving care of Josephine. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to a charity of your choice.