Newton Now Obituaries: Florence Brown

Florence Brown was born on Nov. 7, 1919, in Peabody to Clarence and Florence (Baker) Fitzwilliam.

Corky married Colonel William A. Brown on April 12, 1943, in Wichita. They were married for almost 74 years prior to her death.

Corky was a strong and independent person. She was considerate, thoughtful and had a wonderful sense of humor. She loved the outdoors, was a great artist and had a strong flair for pretty clothes.

She is survived by her husband, Col. William A. Brown. She was preceded in death by her parents and son, Michael Brown.

A graveside committal service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 13, at Greenwood Cemetery in Newton. There will not be a public visitation.

Petersen Funeral Home in Newton is in charge of arrangements.

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