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Lottie Fern Brown
(October 25, 1919 - June 23, 2011)

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Lottie Fern Brown

Lottie Fern Brown, 91 of Centerville, Iowa died on Thursday, June 23, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center Long Term Care in Centerville. She was born the daughter of William R. and Orpha (Howe) Ricketts on October 25, 1919 in Spickard, Missouri. She received her education in the Seymour High school at Seymour, Iowa and graduating in 1939.

On February 20, 1940 Lottie was united in marriage to Willis Brown near Seymour, Iowa. She enjoyed helping her husband on the farm and being a home maker.

She is preceded in death by: her parents; husband, Willis Brown; sisters, Nola Olson and LaVelle Elswick

Lottie is survived by: her sons, Bill and his wife, Pat Brown of Plano, Iowa and Larry and his wife, Sue Brown of Jerome, Iowa; sister, Francis McCarthy of Centerville, Iowa; brother, Allen Ricketts of Moline, Illinois; 8 grandchildren; 20 great grand children

Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 27, 2011 at 10 am at the Schmidt Family Funeral Home in Centerville, Iowa with Rev. Kay Singley officiating. Burial will follow at the South Lawn cemetery in Seymour, Iowa. Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 26, 2011 from 2 pm until 8 pm with family present from 6 pm until 8 pm at the funeral home.

Memorials can be made to the Aviary at Long Term Care - Mercy Hospital and left at or mailed to the funeral home. The Schmidt Family Funeral Home in Centerville, Iowa is caring for the Brown family at this time. Condolences may be made at


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