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Gene Brown

February 26, 1923 — July 12, 2010

Beveleen Eugene "Gene" Brown, 87 of Lone Jack, Missouri, was born Monday, February 26, 1923 in Kingsville, Missouri, the son of Thomas F. "Tom" and Ona Eliza "Birtie" (Arrington) Brown. He departed this life at 9:35 a.m. on Monday, July 12, 2010 at the Shangri-la Rehab & Living Center in Blue Springs, Missouri.

Gene was united in marriage to Nellie Marie Bass on October 2, 1940 in Liberty, MO. From this union nine children were born: Ronald and Leona Brown of Willow Springs, Missouri, Sharon and Curtis Lander of Oak Grove, Missouri, William and Bonnie Brown of Bates City, Missouri, Merleen and Jim Griggs of Lee's Summit, Missouri, Steven and Shirley Brown of Lone Jack, Missouri, Beveleen and Richard Dunn of Walnut Grove, Missouri, Coleen and Steve Guthridge of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, Kirk and Lynne Brown of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, and Jana and Rick Pott of Morrison, Colorado. They Survive.

Gene was a well known stone mason. He built a large majority of the retaining and sea walls at Lake Lotawana. He enjoyed hunting, reading and collecting books. He loved working in the garden, watching and feeding the birds, and telling stories. He loved to listen while his foot was tapping to the music that his family members played. He accepted the Lord on October 18th, 1949 and was a member of the 1st Baptist Church of Blue Springs, MO.

He will be missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nellie, on May 27th, 2006; his four brothers, Raymond, Harold, Kenneth and Kenion; one sister, Ona Fay Brickey; two grandsons; and one great grandson.

He is also survived by his brother Merle K. Brown of Lone Jack, Missouri, two sisters, Leona Lanora "Kitty" Mckay of Holden, Missouri, and Nona May VanOs of Hannibal, Missouri, 32 grandchildren, 57 great grandchildren, 8 great-great grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services were held Sunday, July 18, 2010 at the Lone Jack Baptist Church. Reverend Steven Brown officiated. Burial was in the T.H. Brown Cemetery near Grain Valley. Gene's grandsons served as casket bearers.

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