A Celebration of Life Service for Shirley Annette Brown, 76, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 20, 2014, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mrs. Brown died at 12:30 a.m., Thursday, January 16, 2014, at Brooke Haven Health Care.
She was born February 28, 1937, at West Plains, Missouri, to Rube Collins and Jennie Morgan Collins. She graduated from West Plains High School with the Class of 1955. On October 29, 1955, she was married at West Plains, Missouri, to Clyde Henry Brown, who preceded her in death on February 20, 2010. In addition to being a homemaker, she had worked at Brown Shoe Factory, Houston, Missouri and Jeffers Vet Supply. Mrs. Brown was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan and was a member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary. She enjoyed gardening, playing softball and time with her family. She was a loving mother, grandma and great-grandma. Mrs. Brown was a member of First Baptist Church.
She is survived by two children, Danny Brown, wife, Diana, West Plains, Missouri and Julie Brown, Columbia, Missouri; one daughter-in-law, Debra Brown-Hawkins, Rolla, Missouri; four grandchildren, Jeremy Brown, Nicholas Brown, Devin Brown, wife, Amanda and Danielle Brown; one great-grandchild, Gabe Brown; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Her parents, husband, one son, Captain Alan Clyde Brown, five brothers, Clyde, Wayne, Clarence, Fred and Don Collins and five sisters, Doris Collins Anderson, Wilma Collins Bradford, Edna Collins Bennett Adams, Mildred Collins Oaks and Gladia Collins Smith, precede her in death.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m., Sunday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the New Liberty Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or New Liberty Cemetery, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.