Longtime Lebanon Businesswoman and civic leader, 81-year-old Harriet ‘Hattie’ Heer Brown, passed away Sunday in Springfield. Mrs. Brown was active in many Lebanon community groups, boards and causes that she was passionate about. Those included the American Red Cross, Project Misdemeanor, and the Lebanon School Board, where she became the first female board member and president. She also devoted many years of service on the boards of KOZK Public Television Channel 21, and later, OTC (Ozarks Technical Community College). The Philia Club of Lebanon, and the Golden Key Scholarship Fund of Columbia. Mrs. Brown was an entrepreneur and very business-minded. She worked actively in support of two family businesses and created her own business, Phizzaz Designs. Hattie leaves behind her children, Barbara Brown Perry of Overland Park, KS; Charles ‘Ed’ Edward Brown, Jr. of Springfield and Bradley Heer Brown of Austin, TX. A private family graveside service is planned.