Obituary: JoAnn Brown

JoAnn Brown was born on Sept. 3, 1947, in Hoisington. She died April 11, 2016, at Schowalter Villa in Hesston.

She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Newton, as well as a member of 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 also 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 was on Thursday, April 14, at the VFW.

Memorials can be given to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital.

Petersen Funeral Home in Newton was in charge of arrangements.

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