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Brown, Esther 1903-1990

BROWN, PHILIPS, WEINRICH

Posted By: Linda Ziemann, Volunteer (email)
Date: 12/6/2006 at 20:16:29

Esther Brown

Esther Brown, 87, rural Merrill, died Saturday (April 14, 1990) at Floyd Valley Hospital in LeMars.

Funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Adaville United Methodist Church, rural Merrill. Rev. Shirley Textor will officiate and burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, rural Merrill.

Visitation began at 2 p.m. Monday with the family present from 7-8 p.m. at Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home in LeMars.

The former Esther Philips was born Jan. 1, 1903, at Hinton,, the daughter of Samuel and Catherine Weinrich Philips. She attended Morningside College and taught country school. On Feb. 27, 1923, she married Nelson Brown at Adaville. He died Oct. 1, 1972.

Mrs. Brown was a member of the Adaville United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Roving Gardners Club, the Iris Society, African Violet Society and Order of Eastern Star.

Survivors are a daughter, Doris Weber and her husband John W., of Early; three sons, Donald F. and his wife, Lucille and Floyde N. and his wife, Jo, all of Merrill; and Melvin D. and his wife, Marilyn of Eldridge; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; seven step-great grandchildren; two brothers, Elmer Philips of LeMars, and William Philips of Akron; and a sister, Mrs. Ralph (Mildred) Gabel of LeMars.

She was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.
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Another Obituary with some slightly additional information:

Esther Brown, 87, rural Merrill, died Saturday (April 14, 1990) in
Floyd Valley hopsital in Le Mars.

Services were held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Adaville United
Methodist church, rural Merrill.

Rev. Shirley Textor officiated. Burial was in Pleasant Valley cemetery, rural Merrill, under direction of
Mauer-Johnson funeral home in Le Mars.

Mrs. Brown, the former EstherPhilips, was born Jan. 1, 1903, at
Hinton, the daughter of Samuel and Catherine (Weinrich) Philips.

She attended Morningside College in Sioux City, and taught country school. She married Nelson Brown Feb. 27, 1923 at Adaville. Mr. Brown died Oct. 1, 1972.

Mrs. Brown was a member of Adaville United Methodist church,
United Methodist Women, Roving Gardeners club, the Iris Society, African Violet Society, and Order of Eastern Star.

Survivors include a daughter, Doris Weber and her husband, John
W. of Early, Iowa; three sons, Donald F. and his wife, Lucille, and
Floyde N. Brown and his wife, Jo, all of Merrill, and Marvin D. and his wife, Marilyn of Eldridge; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Elmer Philips of Le Mars and William Philips of Akron; and a
sister, Mrs. Ralph (Mildred) Gabel of Le Mars.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and one sister.

Akron Register Tribune
Thursday, April 19, 1990
Akron, Iowa


 

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