Graveside services for Carol June Harper Brown, 64, Lawrence, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Memorial Park Cemetery, with the Rev. Paul Taylor officiating.
Mrs. Brown died Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, surrounded by her family.
She was born May 8, 1946, in Lawrence, the daughter of Irvin Dale and Irene Mae Silvers Harper. She attended school in Lawrence.
Mrs. Brown was a homemaker. She enjoyed shopping, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
She married David L. Brown on May 18, 1962, in Oskaloosa. He survives of the home.
Other survivors include three daughters, Jeanette Reiling, Carol Spiker and husband Randall, and Amy Rinke, all of Lawrence; a brother, Robert Harper, Lawrence; two sisters, Violet Ray, Topeka, and Rebecca Watts, Lawrence; and four grandchildren, Eric Allen, Chase Reiling, and Emily and Scott Rinke.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and a sister, Doris Ashworth.
Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, where the family will receive them from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Lung Association, in care of the funeral home, 601 Ind., Lawrence, KS, 66044.
Messages & Condolences
I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
We are so sorry for your loss and we know how much Carol will be missed. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Your friends, Bob and Betty
Uncle David and girls,
Aunt Carol was so blessed to have such a beautiful family. May wonderful memories comfort you in your time of sorrow.
With much love,
Dave I truely know the pain and sorrow you are going thru – So with tears in my eyes and pain in my heart I want you to know just how sorry I am for your loss. Words cannot explain what one goes thru at times like this, but be assured there is a power greater than us all that will help you in your times ahead, and also know that I am, and will be thinking of you and praying for comfort and peace to come to your heart.
Words can not describe the sorrow I feel for all of you. I know how much you all cared for her. She was a kind, sweet wife, mother, and grandmother. I don’t believe I’ve ever seen a family so close to their mom as you girls were to your mom. Without her, and the beautiful love she shared with David, the two most important people in my life would not exist.
I know that Emily and Scott (as well as Eric and Chase) will forever carry fond memories of their Grandma Brown–and all the warm hugs and laughs she gladly shared with them over the years–within their hearts.
I am so very sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We know this has been a tremendous loss for you and want you to know we are here for you if there is anything we can do.
You are in our hearts –
Betty and Carol
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