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Thelma L. Brown, 102, Diamond, Mo., entered into rest on Jan. 17, 2018 at St. Luke's Nursing Center, in Carthage.
Thelma was born Sept. 25, 1915, in Rocky Comfort, Mo., the daughter of Hugh and Cordelia (Bible) Patterson. She was a lifelong area resident and a homemaker. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, watching the birds and was an avid quilter. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, in Diamond.
Thelma and Noah C. Brown were married on June 30, 1935, at Joplin. He preceded her in death on Nov. 21, 2013.
She is survived by four children, Joyce Griffin, of Carthage, Joy Richardson, of San Antonio, Texas, Curt Brown and wife, Wilma, of Diamond, and Noah Glen Brown and wife, Judy, of Jay, Okla.; 21 grandchildren and numerous great- grandchildren and great- great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by a daughter, Carolyn Barnard; grandson, James; granddaughter, Glenna Kay Stripland; and brother, Larry Patterson.
'Services will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 23, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, in Diamond, Rev. Ron Crow will officiate. Interment will follow in the Diamond Cemetery and grandsons, Jerry Shipman, Gary Shipman, Mike Griffin, Danny Brown, Steve Brown and Brad Brown will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, Mo.
Contributions, in memory of Thelma, may be made to the First Baptist Church Diamond Building Fund, in care of Clark Funeral Home, PO Box 66, Neosho, MO 64850.
Online condolences may be posted at www.clarkfuneralhomes.com.
Services are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.
Published on January 21, 2018
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