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Marjo Brown


Published: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 10:42 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 10:46 a.m. CDT

Marjo Brown, 84, of Creston died Monday, July 10, 2017, at Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston.

Celebration of life services will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 15, at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 34 and 25, in Creston. Cameron Adams will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Prescott at a later date. Visitation with family present will begin 10 a.m. until the start of the service at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials can be given to Greater Regional Hospice Home Foundation. Online condolences may be left at www.powersfh.com.

Marjo Ann Brown, daughter of Elizabeth (Mostert) Botkin and Charles William Botkin, was born Feb. 11, 1933, in rural Prescott. Marjo graduated from Prescott High School in 1951, later graduating from Southwestern Community College in Creston.  

On July 19, 1953, Marjo married Daniel L. Brown at Stringtown Community Church. They settled in Prescott where she worked as a teacher in Cromwell and Prescott from 1953 to 1955. They moved to Kansas City, Missouri, where Marjo worked as the secretary for the Kansas City School District for the next 19 years, retiring in 1994. Following her retirement, she moved back to Creston and continued to work for the next three and a half years at various jobs.

Marjo was an active volunteer for Greater Regional Hospice and member of the Jehovah Witness since 1960.

Marjo is survived by her sons, Alan D. (Linda) Brown of Kansas City, Missouri, and David C. (Darcy) Brown of Atkins; daughter Danise (John) Dobbins of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; daughter-in-law Naoko Brown of Nashville, Tennessee; brother Gary Botkin of Prescott; sister Sherry Rodrigues of Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Marjo was preceded in death by her parents; husband Daniel in 1982; son Gary; daughters, Cynthia Brown in infancy and Valerie Nutt in 2017 and brothers, Ronnie, Jim and Kenny Botkin.  

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