Edward Wayne “Ed” Brown

Mass of Christian Burial for Edward Wayne “Ed” Brown, 48, Lawrence will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, October, 14, 2013 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. He died Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at Baldwin City Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center.

Ed was born May 16, 1965 in Lawrence, KS the son of William F. “Kise” and Mary Evelyn (Ice) Brown.

He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

Ed worked at Cottonwood, Inc. and participated in the R.E.A.C.H. Program.

He was an avid Jayhawk fan and enjoyed his Pepsi. Ed touched many lives and didn’t know a stranger

Survivors include one sister, Mary Frances Riner and husband, Michael, Lawrence; two brothers, Stanley G. Brown and wife, Felicia, and Richard W. Brown, both of Lawrence; two nieces, Sandy Wagner and husband, Mike, Alexis Riner; one great niece, Michaela Wagner; and his dogs Bo and Holly. He was preceded in death by his parents.

The family will greet friends after the Rosary at 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. The family suggests wearing Jayhawk attire to the visitation.

The family suggests memorials in his name to the Ed Brown Memorial Fund and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

9 Condolences

  1. Pam Williams on October 10, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. May you find comfort in your wonderful memories.


  2. Lois on October 10, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    May you find strength knowing so many are thinking of you. Lois

  3. Mike&Diane Leming on October 10, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Thinking of you at difficult times ,know how hard it is for you and you have many memories you made together! hugs to you Mary Frances !

  4. Dan Lawrence on October 11, 2013 at 6:43 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences. Having a loved one pass away is one of the hardest things we have to deal with in this life. Please be assured that God does care and will remember your loved one. In times like these I find comfort from God’s word the bible. Revelation 21:4 is particularly soothing where God says” and he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” Please remember and cherish the memories of you dear loved one and look forward to the time when death will be a thing of the past- just as God has promised.

  5. Michael Fine on October 11, 2013 at 10:00 am

    Mary Frances,

    I am so sorry to read of Ed’s passing. He was a great guy and I will always remember our time together as something special. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

  6. Kate Lowder on October 11, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    I’m saddened to hear of Eddie’s passing. However, my heart warms to thinking back on crossing paths with him outside of Cottonwood or in the hallways; always with an enthusiastic greeting! His positive energy was absolutely contagious. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. May Eddie’s warm spirit and memories keep you.

  7. Janet Ackley on October 11, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at your time of lost.


  8. Julie Fallon on October 11, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Eddie brought great joy and love into this world. Our condolences to all of his family, especially Mary Frances. Love to all – Julie and Joe

  9. Tim Cross on October 14, 2013 at 9:36 am

    I knew Ed very well when I worked at Cottonwood, Inc.in the ’90’s. I left there in 1998 but every time I would back to visit he would always remember me and it brightened up my day to see him. I’m sad to hear of his passing and I wish you strength and peace in the coming days. The picture (above) is how I will always think of him.


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