Alouise Roberts Brain (1919-2015)
Born on March 30, 1919 in Parsons, Kansas, Alouise, a devoted mother, grandmother and dedicated teacher, died on September, 23, 2015 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Alouise earned a BS in Education from K-State in 1941 and a Masters in Education from the University of Kansas in 1978. After having taught high school in Gardner, KS and in Maderno, CA in the 1940’s, Alouise taught 3rd and 4th grade at Sunset Hill Elementary School in Lawrence from 1969 until she retired in 1984. In 1942 she married David Brain (deceased), with whom she had five children, John, Robert (deceased), Allan, Dennis (wife: Kim Vitkus), and Marianne (husband: Robert Dellwood). She is also survived by five grandchildren, Caroline and Julia Brain, Justin Vitkus, and Lindsay and Ethan Dellwood, and her dog “Maria”. She was preceded in death by her only sibling, Jack Boyer Roberts, who served in the US army in France and died in service of his country in January 1945. Alouise was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, the Phi Kappa Phi honorary society, and the 1st Presbyterian Church of Lawrence.
A viewing of Alouise and commemoration of her life will be held this Saturday, Sept. 26th, from 5-7 pm at the Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th St. in Lawrence. We invite all of Alouise’s friends, her good acquaintances, her former colleagues and students, and all those who helped her over these past years (thank you!). Online condolences may be left at www.warrenmcelwain.com to commemorate her life. We all give her our love, are grateful for hers, and are grateful for the many years she was with us. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation or Lawrence Humane Society or to the Donor’s Choice and may be sent in care of the mortuary.