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  • Thelma J. Brown

  • Thelma J. Brown, 84, Independence, Mo., passed away Monday, Dec. 3, 2012.

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  • Thelma J. Brown, 84, Independence, Mo., passed away Monday, Dec. 3, 2012.
    Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at the Carson-Speaks Chapel, 1501 W. Lexington Ave., Independence. Interment at Mount Washington Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at the chapel.
    Thelma was born May 21, 1928, in Sebring, Ohio. She was a server at the Englewood Café for over forty years and had once served President Truman. She retired in 1981. She was a member of the Norfleet Baptist Church and was active in church work, such as Vacation Bible School, helping homeless people and preparing bereavement dinners. She was a huge fan of Loretta Lynn and had met Ms. Lynn a couple of times. Most of all, she loved caring for her grandchildren. Thelma was preceded in death by her husband, Clayton Brown; son, Henry Brown; sister, Ruth Giddings; and brother, George Antonio.
    She is survived by sons, Clayton Brown and wife, Pam, George Brown and Allen Brown, all of Independence, Mo.; sisters, Viola Canter and husband, Herbert, Jefferson, Ohio, and Katherine Shineman, Independence, Mo.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
    Condolences may be sent to the family at www.speakschapel.com.
    Arrangements: Carson-Speaks Chapel, 816-252-7900.
     
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