Obituaries

JoAnn Brown 1937 - 2011 Linwood

Services for JoAnn Brown, 74, Linwood, will be 1 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at United Methodist Church, Tonganoxie.
Mrs. Brown died Wednesday, June 8, 2011, at Kansas University Hospital, Kansas City, Kan.
She was born Jan. 29, 1937, in Tonganoxie, the daughter of Alton and Anna Clark Grems.
Mrs. Brown was a member of United Methodist Church, Tonganoxie, Chapter AT PEO, Eastern Star, United Methodist Women, queen of the Tongie Redheads-Red Hat Society, Linwood Luminaries and the Tonganoxie Historical Society. She worked in customer service and sales and most recently at Village Floral and Quisenberry Funeral Home, both in Tonganoxie.
She married Ralph Brown on Aug. 26, 1956, in Tonganoxie. He survives of the home.
Other survivors include a son, Timothy (Tami) Brown, Avon, Ind.; a daughter, Julie (Leon) Hendrix, Olive Branch, Miss.; two brothers, Bill Grems, Colorado, and Jim Grems, Eudora; three sisters, Ruth Lee, Lawrence, Linda Gaffney, Huntington Beach, Calif., and Virginia Reitsma, Riverside, Calif.; and four grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie.
The family suggests memorials to United Methodist Church Endowment Fund, sent in care of the funeral home, 604 E. Fourth St., Tonganoxie, KS 66086.
Visit quisenberryfh.com to sign the guestbook.