Posted By: Pat Frette (email)
Date: 1/30/2009 at 05:23:52
Clara Brown, 93, formerly of 1122 Hancock Drive in Boone, Iowa passed away at the Eastern Star Masonic Home in Boone on Tuesday morning, October 21, 2008. She had been a resident at the Home since March of 1995.
She was born on November 27, 1914, the 4th child of Josias and Martha (Engstrom) Brown in Jackson Township, Boone County, Iowa. She was a few weeks short of her 94th birthday.
During her childhood, Clara was active in 4-H, both at the local and county level; participated in music and drama activities at Jordan Consolidated School at Jordan, Iowa and graduated in 1932 with scholastic honors. After completing business training at the American Institute of Business in Des Moines, she was employed by the Benton County REC in Vinton, Iowa, where she remained until 1954, when she joined the staff of WOI Radio and TV at Iowa State University as an accountant. At the time of her retirement, Clara was Chief Accountant and Assistant to the Treasurer of the Station. She enjoyed music especially playing the piano and organ, bridge and was an avid ISU fan.
Clara was active in the Order of Eastern Star Magi Chapter #139 in Boone, serving as organist for many years, and held many of the offices of the local Chapter. She also served a year as Chaplain of Iowa Eastern Star and as Treasurer of the Order for 10 years. Clara was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the choir, P.E.O. Chapter DD, Boone Women's Club and the Gradatim Club.
Her parents, 4 brothers Loren, Dwight, Edwin and Gail, 2 sisters Elva Geyman and Ann Woodrow, and 2 nieces Barbara and Ann preceded her in death.
Survivors include a brother Dean Brown and his wife JoAnne of Rolling Meadows, Illinois, 2 sisters-in-law June Brown of Boone, Iowa and Betty Brown of Adel, Iowa, 16 nieces and nephews.
Services will be held on Friday morning October 24th at 10:00 a.m. at the Eastern Star Masonic Home Chapel in Boone with Rev. Dr. Richard Harken officiating with an Eastern Star service, conducted by Magi Chapter #139 of Boone immediately following the funeral service.
Interment will be in the Linwood Park Cemetery in Boone.
Friends may call at the Eastern Star Masonic Home Chapel in Boone on Friday morning, October 24th from 8:30 a.m. until the time of service.
Those wishing to express their sympathies through a memorial may direct their memorial to the Eastern Star Masonic Home.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.starkwelin.com
Stark-Welin Funeral Directors in Boone is in charge of arrangements. Boone News Republican
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