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Silas R. Brown

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

July 26, 1933 - July 28, 2008

Silas R. Brown died Monday, July 28, 2008, at Community Hospital in McCook at the age of 75.

He was born July 26, 1933, at Maywood, Neb., the son of the late Hiram and Myrtle (Cox) Brown. Silas grew up at Maywood where he received his education.

He married Betty Wilson who preceded him in death in March of 1964.

On Aug. 15, 1964, Silas married Marjorie Mitchem in McCook and they spent their married lives in McCook. His early working life was with the Holostone Company in McCook and for more than 20 years he was a janitor in the McCook Public School System, retiring in 1990.

He was a member of the Assembly of God Church in McCook.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Dick Brown.

Silas is survived by his wife, Marjorie Brown of McCook; two sons, Rick Brown and wife, Connie of Oberlin, Kan., and Mickel Brown of McCook; one daughter, Wanda Mockry and husband, Randy of McCook; four grandchildren, Michelle, Rodney, Angela and Elizabeth; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Herb Brown and Robert Brown and wife, Marg, all of North Platte, Neb.; three sisters, Mary Schiltz and husband, Everett of North Platte, Neb., Virginia Campbell and husband, Melvin of Stratton, Neb., and Joyce Barlow and husband, Glen of Liberal, Kan.; and relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be 10.30 a.m., Friday Aug. 1, 2008, at Assembly of God Church in McCook with the Rev. Eddie Wright officiating. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery in McCook,

Memorials may be given in his name and friends may call at Herrmann Funeral Home in McCook from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Herrmann Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.