A Mass of Christian Burial for Dorothy Ann Brown, 89, Lawrence will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Graveside service will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church Cemetery in Emporia, KS. She died Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at her home under the care of her husband and Kansas Visiting Nurses Association (Hospice Care).
Dorothy was born December 6, 1923 in Ellis, Kansas the daughter of Joseph and Margaret (Peters) Brown.
She was an interior decorator until she retired in 1990. She then opened her business of custom cleaning homes. She was well liked by her customers and friends for her nice smile and friendly disposition.
She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and a member of the VFW Women’s Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ernest Pfannenstiel; four brothers; and three sisters.
She married Richard J. Brown July 1975 in Lawrence, KS. He survives of the home.
Other survivors include one daughter, Karen (Ted) Hunt, Prescott Valley, AZ; one son, Philip (Carol) Pfannenstiel, Marquette, MI; four grandchildren; six great grandchildren; two step children, Jennifer Miller and Jeff Brown; two step grandchildren; and one sister, Martina Weidenbenner, Post Falls, ID.
A parish rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. The family will greet friends following the rosary until 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.
The family suggests memorials in her name to Visiting Nurses and may be sent in care of the mortuary.
I am very sorry to hear the Mrs. Brown has passed. You both have been great neighbors and friends to our family. We will always remember her in our hearts.
Dear Grandpa, I am sorry to hear about the passing of grandma. She was the best grandma that I ever had.She will be greatly missed. I also want to thank you for everything that you have done for her. You were a good husband to her. I will always love both of you and I will keep the memories of grandma in my heart. Love Thomas Hunt and family.
A beloved mother, who will be very muched missed.
I have some very fond memories of her. I remeber when we lived in Hays, she made us matching outfits to wear on Easter. My mother always worked hard. She loved to have a garden and do canning, crocheting,and cooking.
Thank you Grandpa for being there for her. You have been the best Grandfather, and someone I have always looked up to. Your strengh has always been unmatched, and I still try to be half the man you are. To be there day in and day out took more than love, you are an inspiration that words cannot describe. I am so sorry for the loss you may feel, and if it helps any, I feel that loss too!
To a great and loving Grandmother, who’s love knew no boundries. Your love was endless, and I will hold the memory of you in my heart forever! You will be missed Grandma, I love you!
My grandmother was a wonderful person. We have such fond memories of when she and Grandpa Dick would come and visit us at the Lake Superior cabin. She was always so thoughtful sending us special handmade keepsakes for our children that will be passed on down through the generations. She was always upbeat and had a smile on her face. I remember her as one who was always so full of energy each time we saw her. We will treasure the memories of her and the time we spent together.
With Love – Michael, Jenny, Paige, Kalina, Abby and Ellery Pfannenstiel
I am so sorry for the loss of Dottie. She was a good neighbor and a good woman. Our heartfelt condolences to her ever-vigilant, caring husband,Dick, and all her family. She will be missed.–The Knight Family
My deepest condolences over the loss of Dorothy. Cherish your memories. Lean on family and friends for support and take comfort. Our Heavenly Father and His Son Christ Jesus have not forsaken you. At Isaiah 41:10 God gives us the assurance; “Do not be afraid, for I am with you. Do not gaze about, for I am your God. I will fortify you. I will really help you. I will really keep fast hold of you with my right hand of righteousness.” The death and resurrection of Christ Jesus gives us the reassurance that our loved ones will gain life again. May God’s Word comfort you as it gives hope for a future when death will be no more and we will embrace our loved ones again in paradise. John 5:21; John 11:11, 25-26, Matthew 5:5; Revelation 21:3,4. With heartfelt sympathy.
I am very sorry for the loss of Grandma. She was truly a great lady. I pray for love, peace, and healing for all of us mourning. -Shelly