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Rollo Brown

Friday, November 19, 2004

June 4, 1917-Oct. 7, 2004

LAKIN, Kan. -- Rollo V. Brown, 87, of Kendall, Kan., died Oct. 7, 2004, at High Plains Retirement Village in Lakin, Kan.

He was born June 4, 1917, in Danbury to Victor and Etta (Winters) Brown. He graduated from Danbury High School in 1934.

On Sept. 15, 1935, he married Lola Arvilla Parker in Danbury. They farmed in Nebraska for a short time before he became a Standard Oil agent. He was in the Army Air Force for four years as an aircraft dispatcher at Wendover Field, Utah, where the atomic crew was trained.

After the service, he bought and ran a theater and bought a 1000-acre ranch in Fulton, Mo., where he farmed and raised cattle. He sold his ranch and bought a farm in Macon, Mo., where he farmed and raised mink. He sold that farm and bought a store and post office in Kendall, Kan., in 1959 and served as postmaster for 20 years.

He has been a resident of High Plains Retirement Village since January of 2001.

He was a member of the Kendall United Methodist Church, Masonic Templar and was a 50-year-member of the Order of Eastern Star.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Warren Brown; a daughter, Joan Lennington; and a grandson, John William Jury.

Survivors include his wife of Kendall; son, Jack Brown and his wife, Bess of Salt Lake City, Utah; two sisters, Vera Tuller of Willard, Mo., and Lela Ruby of Cambridge; son-in-law, Arnold Lennington of Lakin; seven grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Oct. 11, 2 p.m., at Lakin United Methodist Church with the Rev. Warren Hett officiating. Burial was in Lakin Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Order of Eastern Star in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 508 North Main Street, Lakin, KS 67860.