Mereta Beth Eckert Brown, 64, of Austin, formerly of Rochelle and Brady, died Thursday, March 1, 2007, in Austin. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 6 at 1: 30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, interment followed at Rochelle Cemetery, under the direction of Heartland Funeral and Cremation Services of Early. She was born Aug. 21, 1942, in Brady to Elmer and Virginia Oldham Eckert. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church. She grew up in the Rochelle area and had recently been living in Austin. She is survived by her mother, Virginia Eckert of Rochelle; a daughter, Sandy and husband, Jack Brown, of Austin; a son, Michael and wife, Elaine Brown, of Austin; a brother, Arlis Eckert and wife, Janis, of Fort Worth; five grandchildren, Kim, William, Nicole, Michael and Makayla and a great- grandson, Logun.