Lyla Voncile Brown
Klawitter-Price Funeral Home
Lyla Voncile Brown, the daughter of Joseph and Verda (Demaray) McGinness, was born on October 5, 1919 on a farm near Alexandria, Nebraska. She passed away on April 29, 2014 at the Good Samaritan Society, Superior, Nebraska at the age of 94 years, 6 months, 24 days.
Lyla was one of seven children. She attended school in Alexandria and graduated from Alexandria High School with the class of 1937. She then attended teacher training in Peru, Nebraska. Lyla taught in several one room school houses for 9 years.
She was united in marriage to Alex Brown on March 17, 1945 in Mankato, Kansas and to this union nine children were born. After her husband serving during WWII, they lived on a farm Northeast of Nelson, Nebraska where they raised their family. She helped with cattle, raised chickens and tended the garden.
Lyla was an active 20 year member of the Nelson Community United Church of Church, and many other organizations including the Friendship Club and Bible Study Group.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Alex on September 19, 1997; four sisters and two brothers.
She is survived by her children Ruth Staley and husband Kay, Doris Brown all of Kearney, Nebraska; JoAnn Kruse and husband Ron of Omaha, Nebraska; Margaret Rasmussen of Lincoln, Nebraska; Martha Thompson of Hoskins, Nebraska; and Barbara Dahlman of Atchison, Kansas; Robert Brown and wife Carma of Shelton, Nebraska; Arnold Brown and wife Debora of Nelson, Nebraska; and Kenneth Brown and wife Sue of Geneva, Nebraska; sister-in-law Norma Keldsen of Malcolm, Nebraska; 20 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
Services at: Nelson Community United Church of Christ, Nelson, Nebraska
Time of Service: Friday, May 2, 2014 at 3:00 pm
Clergy: Rev. Dr. Stephen Berry
Burial: Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, Nebraska
Memorials to: In care of the family
Visitation: From 11:00 am-8:00 pm on Thursday at the Klawitter-Price Funeral Home
Funeral Home: Klawitter-Price Funeral Home, 446 South Main St., Nelson, Nebraska 68961 Phone 402-225-3301
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