Stanley G. Brown

Memorial Mass for Stanley G. Brown, 73, Lawrence will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, May 22, 2017 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. He passed away Monday, May 15, 2017 at his home.

Stanley was born December 28, 1943 in Topeka, KS the son of William F. “Kise” and Mary Evelyn (Ice) Brown.

He attended the University of Kansas and played the trumpet in the KU Band and then attended Emporia State for a year.

He worked in a grocery store as a teenager, 20 years for All-Star Dairy, then was a maintenance supervisor for KU student housing for 20 years until he retired in 2009. For the last six years, he worked part-time as a delivery driver for Sigler Pharmacy.

He married Felicia Vorhies June 6, 1970 at St. John’s in Lawrence. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include his daughter, Sandy Wagner and husband, Mike, Pittsburg, KS; granddaughter, Michaela, Pittsburg; sister, Mary Frances Riner and husband, Michael; brother, Rich Brown, both of Lawrence; four nieces; one nephew; two great nieces; one great nephew; and one great-great niece. He was preceded in death by his parents, and younger brother, Eddie Brown.

A Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 20th at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence followed by a Native American Blessing and then the family will greet friends and family until 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, his request was for memorial contributions to be made in his name to the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Eagle Aviary and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

5 Condolences

  1. Lanell Finneran on May 17, 2017 at 10:53 am

    Stan worked with one of my high school students and was such a kind and supportive supervisor. His work with this student helped him develop both important relationship skills and a stellar work ethic. In addition, Stan had this fun sense of humor that made the job exciting and a job my student looked forward to going to. Peace be with you all.

  2. Kelly Cavner on May 17, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    I worked with Stan (or “Trouble” as we called him there) and he was a delight to know, ever-smiling and full of good will and cheer. My deepest sympathies to Felicia and the rest of his family. A genuinely bright light has left this world, but we are all better for knowing him, and God surely smiled the broadest grin at his arrival. You’re all in my prayers.

  3. Kathy Nace on May 17, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    Stan Brown is one of the stars from my time at KU Housing. He was a “can do” kind of guy and the day was always brighter when he was part of it. I feel privileged to have known this delightful man who can still make me smile!

  4. Gene Shaughnessy on May 22, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    Remember the days back in the fifties when Stan and I played on the St John’s baseball team. Knew his parents and Richie, what a great family. Lost a good man. My condolences to all of his family.

  5. dennis rylee on April 25, 2020 at 2:58 am

    Stanley and I both loved baseball all our lives and I was fortunate to share those times with him in Lawrence when I worked at Kroger and studied Electrical and Petroleum Engineering at KU. My brother John and Stanley’s brother Rich were about the same age also (about six years younger than Stan & I and they also played Little League ball together. Brother Eddie was a true “Top Gun” (he absolutely loved that movie!) and was cared for by both Stanley and Rich all his life. A true and genuine guy, Stanley will be missed by all who knew and survived him. Mary Frances was a truly blessed sister of the boys, the only girl born to Evelyn and “Kise” and another, sweet, genuine and beautiful young lady!

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