Nancy Brown

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Nancy Brown, age 88, of Newell, died Feb. 3, 2011 in Sioux City.

Funeral service was held Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011 at the Bethel Baptist Church in Newell. Burial was in the Newell Cemetery. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Newell was in charge of the arrangements.

Nancy W. Webb, the daughter of Floyd L. Webb and Mary E. (Jones) Webb, was born Nov. 29, 1922 in Isle of Wight, Va. Growing up, she attended school in Virginia, and, upon graduation, Moody Bible Institute in Chicago.

On Dec. 30, 1944, Nancy was united in marriage to Milton O. Brown in Richmond, Va. Together, they were blessed with seven children: William, Norman, Donald, Martha, Mary, James, and Timothy.

Nancy was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Newell. She sang in the choir, taught Sunday school and led Bible Study for many years. Her deep love of the Lord compelled her to spend a part of each morning and evening reading God's Word and praying for those she loved. Nancy enjoyed crocheting, reading, and gardening. She loved cooking, canning, journaling, and writing letters. Nancy treasured her family; one of her greatest joys was spending time with them.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Milton Brown of Newell; children: William (Susan) Brown of Rochester, Minn.; Norman (Patricia) Brown of Medford, Minn.; Donald (Sheryl) Brown of Crystal, Minn.; Marty (Tom) Olsen of Newell; James (Rebecca) Brown of Hudsonville, Mich.; Timothy (Laurie) Brown of Ames; grandchildren: Sara (fiancé Scott Kallstrand) Brown; Bruce (Carolyn) Brown; Leslie (Karl) Anderson; Scott Brown; Elizabeth (Kyle) Bottke; Allison Brown; Andrea (Ben) Nelson; Erica (August) Lambers; Julia (Sean) Pruden; Stephen Brown; Mark (Valerie) Olsen; Kurt (Beth) Olsen; Peter Olsen; Philip (Stephanie) Brown; Eric (Rachel) Brown; Tyler (Sarah) Brown; Emily (Joe) Skalandis; Kristin Brown; Katie (fiancé Travis Brammer) Brown; Austin (fiancée Sara Shafer) Brown; 12 great-grandchildren; brothers: Robert (Gwen) Webb of Elkridge, Md.; Paul (Donna) Webb of Madison, Ala.; sisters: M. Elizabeth Webb of Richmond, Va.; Mary Lee Haglin of Clarks Summit, Penn.; and Alice (Neal A.) Bedinger of Winston-Salem, N.C.

Nancy was preceded in death by her parents; infant daughter Mary; sister, A. Minette Webb; and brother-in-law, Gilbert Haglin.