Mary Ann Brown, 78, of Morning Sun, passed away on October 10, 2020, at Carthage Memorial Hospital in Carthage, Illinois. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 16, 2020, at the Oakville United Methodist Church. Family request all that attend, please wear a mask due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The funeral will be lived streamed at www.facebook.com/oakville.methodist.7. Burial will be in the Edwards Cemetery. Following the committal services at the cemetery, there will be a Celebration of Life which will be held at the Oakville Community Building with a time of food and fellowship. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Quilts of Valor, Mexico Mission, Louisa County Food Pantry or the Carthage Memorial Hospital. Sympathy notes may be left for the family at www.sandhfuneralservice.com. The Snyder & Hollenbaugh Funeral & Cremation Services of Morning Sun is caring for Mary’s family and her arrangements.
Mary Ann Kramer was born on July 23, 1942, in Oakville, Iowa the daughter of John and Verlee (Wykert) Kramer. She was a 1960 graduate of Oakville High School. On August 20, 1961, Mary was united in marriage to Robert Brown in Oakville. Mary worked for Leopold Furniture in Burlington and then was a Nurse’s Aide for 19 years at the Great River Medical Center. She was an active member of the Oakville United Methodist Church, Oakville Community Club, Morning Sun Lion and Lioness Club, Quilts of Valor Foundation, Louisa County Freedom Rock Committee and was an organizer in the Edward Cemetery Road improvement project. Mary enjoyed quilting, sewing, knitting, gardening, flower beds, trees, traveling and her rock garden with rock from many different states and countries. Mary also volunteered for the Louisa County Food Pantry, helped with many funeral luncheons at the church and was a Cub Scout Leader and 4H Leader.
Mary will be deeply missed by her husband, Robert of Morning Sun; her childen, Linda Brown of Des Moines and Craig (Stacey) Brown of Morning Sun; siblings, Rose Brees of Des Moines, Joan Gerst of Mediapolis, Susan (Randy) Simmons of Burlington and Donald (Janet) Kramer of Wapello; sister-in-law, Marge Kramer of Lynnville and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Charles Kramer and one sister, Gladys (Clifford) Gentry.
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