John S. Brown, of Rocky Mount, Mo., passed away Saturday, May 5, 2012, at his sister's home in California, Mo.
John was born on Oct.. 13, 1944, in California, Mo., to Frank Andrew Brown and Bessie Jewel (Brown) Stiller.
John had six living children: Shawn D. Brown, Shane F. Brown, Phillip R. Brown, Tiffany M.V. Brown, Rebecca Brown and Ruth Brown Sanders.
He leaves several grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
John was born into a family of 12 children. There was and still remains a strong bond of caring and love within his family. His missing link weakens the chain. Brothers and sisters of the deceased are: Fred Brown (Alberta), Ida, La., Frank Brown (Jean) Lawton, Okla., Kenneth Brown (Fern), Mesa, Ariz., Robert Stiller (Stephanie), Jefferson City, Mo., Tom Stiller, High Point, Mo., William "Art" (Becky), Versailles, Mo., Anna Brown, California, Mo., Helen Willis, Eldon, Mo., Wanda Morrow (John), Macon, Ill., Eva Miller (Dencil), Jefferson City, Mo., and Mary Cooper (deceased), Eldon, Mo.
Above all else in life John loved his family. He will be greatly missed by all of them.
John loved to fish if the fish were biting.
John truly loved to learn. He was always involved in a new project. He would study on it and then begin the work on it.
John loved his flowers and his garden. He was always looking for more beautiful flowers for his yard. He will love God's garden we're sure.
John has run his race. As with all of us, he knew he would only be victorious through Jesus Christ. His race is over and in his own words he said, "Victory, the race is won." John now resides in heaven surrounded by family and in the presence of God.
John was preceded in death by his daughter, Karen Sue Brown, his father, Frank Andrew Brown, his mother, Bessie Brown Stiller, his stepfather of 52 years, Robert Stiller, and one sister, Mary Cooper.
Funeral plans are incomplete.
Lora May (Hoose) Eblen, age 88, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, passed away May 9, 2012 at Midlands Living Center in Council Bluffs.
Lora was born July 18, 1923 in Lupus, Missouri to the late Emil and Sarah (Murray) Hoose.
She was a seamstress at Pendleton Woolen Mills for many years.
In addition to her parents, Lora was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Eblen in 2000; son, Forrest Katschman; daughter, Gloria Brown; sister, Ione "Sue" Dietzel; brothers, Clarence and Leonard Hoose. Lora is survived by her son, Richard "Dick" Katschman and wife Donna of Council Bluffs; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Helen Hoose of Kansas City, Missouri.
Funeral Services were held Monday, May 14, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at Cutler-O'Neill-Meyer-Woodring Bayliss Park Chapel, with Pastor Bob Thompson officiating. Interment was in Cedar Lawn Cemetery.