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Funeral Arrangements

Tuesday, May 4, 2004

Phyllis J. Brown

February 8, 1932 - April 28, 2004

Funeral services for Phyliss J. Brown will be held Saturday, May 1, at 1:30 p.m. with Reverend Luther Thoresen officiating. Interment will be at North Lawn Cemetery in Spencer. Arrangements are by Martin-Mattice Funeral Home.

Phyllis Jeannie Brown, daughter of Violet Stanton Wetherell was born February 8, 1932 in Primghar. She attended school in Calumet and Sutherland. Phyllis was raised by her grandma and grandpa Stanton and was a lifelong resident of northwest Iowa.

On October 6, 1947, Phyllis married Darold A. Brown in Jackson, MN. To this union six children were born. They resided in Marathon and Laurens and later in Ruthven where they made their home for many years. Phyllis owned and operated a restaurant in Marathon and later worked at the restaurant in Ruthven. She was also employed at Stubbs Ranch Kitchen in Spencer. Phyllis spent many falls working at the Clay County Fair which she truly enjoyed and looked forward to.

Phyllis was a member of the Ruthven American Legion and the Neighborhood Watch which she had recently received an award from the Governor for her participation. She enjoyed cooking and going for boat rides. She was active in Bully Bullhead Weekend and a highlight was to ride in the hot air balloons. Phyllis also loved riding in a convertible with the top down.

Phyllis died Wednesday, April 28, at the Mercy Health Center in Sioux City, at the age of 72.

She is survived by her children, Wayne (Marilyn) Brown, Luverne, MN, Darrell Dean Brown (Marie) Hills, MN, Linda Chada (Charles) Albert City, Sandra Sample Brown, Havelock, Terry Wayne Brown, Sr. of Ruthven, Darold A. Brown, Jr. (Brenda) Albert City; sixteen grandchildren; thirty great grandchildren; brothers, Glen (Norene), Paul (Carol), Denny (Fay), Bill (Connie), Cliff (Ruby), and Dale (Rose); sisters, Shirley (George) Francis, Carol (Dale) Culp, Sharron (Larry) Hawkin, Helen Fredricks and Berniece Hecke; as well as many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; sisters, Marge, MaryKathryn and Darlene; and brothers, Charles Richard and Burton.