Nellie Lorraine Brown, 93, died peacefully at the home of her only daughter, Judith Lynn King, on Monday, October 16th, 2017.
Born May 16th, 1924 in Salina, Kansas to parents Ibbie Fern Delilah Fazel and Ona Pearl Mosely.
Preceding her in death were her WWII veteran husband, Robert Gene Brown, and youngest son, Dennis Patrick Brown. Besides her daughter, she leaves her son Robert Gene Brown, Jr., his wife Valerie, son Steven Carl Brown, all of Kansas City, Missouri, a daughter-in-law Susan Brown of Wichita, Kansas, sister Connie Freilinger and sister Karen Krohmer and her husband Fritz. Nellie was also blessed with many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.
Always a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend, Nellie remained young at heart, full of fun and energy to the very end. She loved her family, home, friends and pets. She was an artist, taking up painting in her later years. Always creative, she enjoyed all kinds of needlework, cooking, decorating, gardening, music, travel, reading, but most of all, her family and friends.
As a child she played the ukulele and piano. Nellie loved to sing and had a lovely voice. She attended Brown Mackie Business School and later managed an office for the USDA for many years, winning awards for excellence and innovation.
Nellie will be missed by all that knew her. She always had a smile and kind word for everyone. Her wisdom, kindness and love will be remembered always. She had a sense of style all her life, right up to the end.
Always a lady and loved forever.
Nellie’s final resting place is Leavenworth Military Cemetery, joining her husband, Robert.
A private celebration of life will follow.
In the words of a family friend:
“There is something about losing a mother that is permanent and inexpressible-a wound that will never heal.”