Celebration of Life Services for Patricia Joan Brown, 82, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 5:00 p.m., Thursday, September 26, 2019 at West Vue Nursing Center, West Plains.
Patricia Joan Brown, the daughter of the late Fredrick A. Gruelke and Alida M. Pope Gruelke, was born July 2, 1937 at Waupaca, Wisconsin. She entered into eternal rest September 22, 2019 at the age of eighty-two years.
On February 7, 1956, she was married at Fairfield, Minnesota to Merle Oscar Brown who preceded her in death on May 30, 2012. Mrs. Brown attended beauty school and she was employed as the activity assistant at West Vue Nursing Center. She loved her residents at West Vue Nursing Center and loved her family. Mrs. Brown was of the Pentecostal faith.
She is survived by three children, Tara Brown and special friend, Mike Francis, Tracy Beam and Troy Brown and wife, Mary, all of West Plains, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Sabra Knepper, James Young, Mindy Howell and husband, Joe, Justin Anderson, Nathan Brown and wife, Brandee, Zach Brown and wife, Lindsay and Paul Brown; fifteen great grandchildren, Bragan, Kieran, Dylan, Morgan, Jacob, Kaitlynn, Hunter, Kylie, Lily, Makayla, Kaiden, Casey, Aubree, Sadie and Alex; one brother, Vern Gruelke, Hampton, Iowa; one sister, Denver Algoe, Pilot Mound, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews.
Her parents, husband, one son-in-law, J. R. Beam and four sisters, Dorothy, Sharon, Dixie and Marjorie, preceded her in death.