Obituary: JoAnn Brown

JoAnn Brown was born Sept. 3, 1947, in Hoisington. She died on Monday, April 11, at Schowalter Villa in Hesston.

She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Newton, as well as the VFW Auxiliary in Newton.

She was preceded in death by husband, Lloyd Brown; parents Adolph and Mary Gerritzen; a sister Mary Kaiser; and a brother Jerome Gerritzen.

She is survived by a sister, Evelyn Hammerschmidt of Hoisington; a brother, Robert Gerritzen (Erma) also of Hoisington; and a sister, Teresa Gerritzen of Hays, as well as four nieces and two nephews.

A celebration of her life will be at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at the VFW. Viewing also will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at Petersen Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will take place in Hoisington through the Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home. Memorials can be given to St. Jude?s Children Research Hospital.

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