Monday, February 23, 2009

Obituary: Willis H. Brown

Schmidt Family Funeral Home
  Willis H. Brown, age 92, of Centerville, Iowa, died Thursday, May 29, 2008, at Centerville Mercy Medical Center. He was born the son of Glen and Maggie (Stroud) Brown on May 22, 1916 in Numa, Iowa. He attended rural schools through the eighth grade in southern Wayne County.
  On February 20, 1940, Willis was united in marriage to Lottie Fern Ricketts. Willis was a farmer and raised his family on the land he purchased in 1947 in Franklin Township of Appanoose County Iowa.
  Willis is preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother; and a brother-in-law, Junior Rollins.
  He is survived by his wife; two sons, Bill Brown and his wife Pat of Plano, Iowa and Larry Brown and his wife Sue of Jerome, Iowa; two sisters, Marjorie Rollins of Unionville, Missouri and Betty Brown of Seymour, Iowa; eight grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren.
  Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, June 1, 2008 at 2:00 PM at the Schmidt Family Funeral Home in Centerville, Iowa with Rev. Kay Singley officiating. Burial will follow at the Southlawn cemetery in Seymour, Iowa. Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 31, 2008 from 1:00 PM till 5:00 PM at the Schmidt Family Funeral Home in Centerville, Iowa. Family will be present Sunday, June 1, 2008 from 1:00 PM till 2:00 PM prior to the services.
  Memorials can be made to the Mercy Hospice. The Schmidt Family Funeral Home of Centerville, Iowa is caring for the Brown family at this time.
Social Security Death Index
  The SSDI give his birth date as 22 May 1916, his death date as 29 May 2008, and his last residence as Centerville, Appanoose, Iowa 51544.  His SSN was issued in Iowa in 1956. 

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