Donald James “Jim” Brown

Friday, July 9, 2021

Donald James “Jim” Brown, 92, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at his home in Nevada following an illness of several months. Jim was born Oct. 1, 1928, in Wichita, Kan., to Raymond A. and Dora Bell (Rackley) Brown. He was united in marriage to Beth Woodruff on Aug. 24, 1946, in Fort Scott, Kan., and she preceded him in death on Jan. 13, 2017.

Jim was raised in Vernon County. He worked for the railroad for a number of years, and later worked for Joseph Pohl Construction for over 25 years until his retirement. Jim was member of the Heritage Baptist Church. His passion in life was leading people to Jesus and serving the Lord the best way he could.

Survivors include one son, Don Brown Jr., Nevada; one daughter, Betty Thorpe (Charles), Nevada; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren; one sister, and Joan Engle, Liberal, Mo.; one brother, Frank Schooley, Nevada; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, Beth, he was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Charles Brown; and two sisters, Patricia Perriman, and Mary Dagley.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, July 12, at 2 p.m., at Ferry Funeral Home, in Nevada, with Pastor Jeff Adams and Pastor Jeff Swart officiating. Interment will follow in Moore Cemetery in Nevada. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m., at the funeral home prior to the service.

Memorials are suggested in his memory to Heritage Baptist Church in Nevada in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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