Thursday, June 4, 2015

Obituary - Elizabeth Brown

Elizabeth Brown, age 93, of Nevada, MO passed from this life at 11:10 a.m. June 3, 2015 at Nevada Regional Medical Center. She was born November 10, 1921 in Sheldon, the daughter of Roy and Pearl (Orem) Carlton. On April 11, 1940 she was united in marriage to Alvin A. “Jack” Brown and he preceded her in death on March 30, 2004. Their union was blessed with six children.

Elizabeth was raised in Sheldon attending a country school in Avola then Sheldon High School. After her marriage to Jack she was a homemaker, wife, and Mother caring for her growing family. She did work for a time at West Side CafĂ© in Nevada and Key’s in Lamar. She lived most of her life in Sheldon until moving to Nevada eleven years ago. She was a longtime member of the Sheldon United Methodist Church. When time allowed she enjoyed bowling, playing cards and square-dancing with friends and family. She was also an accomplished quilter.

Survivors include her children, Joann Jones of Sheldon; Bob Brown and wife Ida of Rogers, AR; Sue Spencer and husband Larry of Saskatchewan, Canada; Ray Brown and wife Norma of Lee’s Summit; Bill Brown and wife Delila also of Lee’s Summit; Don Brown and wife Charlotte of Diamond; fifteen grandchildren, twenty-six great grandchildren; seven great great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.

Graveside services for Erma Elizabeth Brown will be held at 2:30 Saturday, June 6, 2015 at the Sheldon Cemetery in Sheldon, MO. A visitation is scheduled from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. just prior to the service at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.

Those who wish may contribute in her memory to the Sheldon Cemetery in care of Ferry Funeral Home.