Memorial service for Justyn E. Brown, 78, Lawrence, will be 2 p.m., Thursday, February 5, 2009 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Private burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence.
She was born July 30, 1930, in Lawrence, KS, the daughter of Ural B. and Arla Wyatt Elliott.
She attended Lawrence Public schools, graduating from Liberty Memorial High School. She attended the University of Kansas. She worked at KU University Press while in college. Mrs. Brown worked at Kansas City Life Insurance Co, in the Farm Loan Department for several years. She was a homemaker until 1976 when she went to work for Capitol Federal Savings in Lawrence, retiring in 1995.
Mrs. Brown was a member of the ARC of Douglas County serving as president, treasurer and board member for many years. She was a member of the Douglas County Genealogical Society, serving several terms as treasurer. She was a life member of the First United Methodist Church of Lawrence, Friendly Hands Circle of the church and the Autumn Club.
She married Richard A. Brown on March 28, 1951, in Lawrence. He preceded her in death on January 13, 2009.
Survivors include by two daughters, Teresa K. Brown, Tonganoxie, KS, Marsha L and husband, Michael P. Howe, Bradenton, FL. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her sister, Joan.
Memorials contributions may be made in her name to Cottonwood, Inc. and sent in care of the mortuary.
Online condolences may be sent to www.warrenmcelwain.com; Subject: Brown.