Erma Elizabeth Brown

Friday, June 5, 2015

Elizabeth Brown, 93, of Nevada, Mo., passed from this life June 3, 2015, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. She was born Nov. 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 Café in Nevada and Key's in Lamar. She lived most of her life in Sheldon until moving to Nevada 11 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, Ark., 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, and Don Brown and wife, Charlotte, of Diamond; 15 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.

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

Contributions may be made in her memory to the Sheldon Cemetery in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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