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Viola "Vy" R. Brown

March 11, 1935 ~ April 20, 2017 (age 82)

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Memorial Service
April 30, 2017

1:00 PM
Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home
3940 Division
Burlington, IA 52601

Viola "Vy" R. Brown, 82, of Mount Pleasant, formerly of Burlington and Des Moines, died at 2:10 AM Thursday, April 20, 2017, at the Arbor Court in Mount Pleasant.

Born March 11, 1935, in Burlington, she was the daughter of Aubrey Lehigh and Alice Isophene Berrie Brown.

She graduated from high school in 1952. 

Vy worked in food service for the Des Moines Scottish Rite Consistory for 25 years.

She collected hummingbird memorabilia, enjoyed animals, particularly cats and dogs, going to casinos, and collecting and listening to Irish Tenor music.

Survivors include one brother, Alan A. Brown of Cedar Rapids; five sisters, Jo (Gene) Wallace of Des Moines, Cathy (Dwight) Brown of Burlington, Barbara Van Hook of Mount Pleasant, Linda Simmons of Burlington, and Bonnie Rice of Burlington; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Irene Farlow; three brothers, Marvin, Dick and Phillip Brown; and one infant brother, Charles.

Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Prugh~Thielen Crematory.

The memorial service for Ms. Brown will be 1:00 PM Sunday, April 30, 2017, at Prugh-Thielen Funeral Home with Ben Brown officiating. A time of food and fellowship will be held in the community room at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home following the service.

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