Lebanon Reporter

February 26, 2013

Evelyn (Kennedy) Brown


— Evelyn (Kennedy) Brown died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at the age of 90 years.

Born July 1, 1922, to Peter and Lula (Sprinkles) Kennedy in Marion Co., Ky., she was raised in Stanford, Ky., and graduated from Stanford High School. She married Harry “Austin” Brown Sept. 4, 1943, in Crab Orchard, Ky.

Evelyn spent part of the war working at a defense plant in Ohio before moving to Advance, Ind., where she worked at McClaines Grocery while waiting for Austin to return from the war. Until Austin retired in 1987, Evelyn managed the business side of his trucking company. Additionally, after all of their children were in school, she worked at the Granville Wells school cafeteria.

She had many decades of dedicated service to the Advance Community Christian Church Women’s Fellowship and the ACCC Board, American Legion Auxiliary, and Eight & Forty. Additionally, Evelyn served 35 years as a Gray Lady Volunteer at Witham Memorial Hospital, retiring at the age of 87.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, Austin, in 1996; daughter, Karen, in 1947; son, Dennis, in 1999; brothers, Maurice Kennedy, Rudolph Kennedy and William Kennedy; and her sister, Lorraine Holtzclaw.

Survivors include her son, David (Jan) Brown of Carmel; daughter, Roxanne (Michael) Gann of Ellettsville; grandchildren, Dennis Alexander of Jamestown, Adrienne Schmetzer of Ellettsville, Christian Gann of Bloomington and Dustin Brown of Somersworth, N.H.; and great-grandchildren, Nora Schmetzer, Garrett and Courtney Alexander, Tori Brown and Ryder Lee Brown.

Family and friends will call from 4 to 8 p.m. today, Feb. 26, and noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Porter Funeral Home, 315 W. Main St., Jamestown. The service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Jamestown IOOF Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 E. Ohio St., Chicago, IL 60611; or the Boone County Cancer Society, 117 W. Elm St., Lebanon, IN 46052.

Online condolences may be made at www.porterfuneralhome.us.


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