Letha Jeannette Brown


Letha Jeannette Brown, age 72, of Lockridge, Iowa passed away May 23, 2014 at the University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics, in Iowa City.

Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday May 29, 2014 at Behner Funeral Home with Pastor Tom Shipley officiating. Burial will be at Spencer Cemetery Northeast of Stockport, Iowa.

Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday May 28, 2014 at Behner Funeral Home in Fairfield.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the family. Memorials and cards can be sent to: 303 N. Center St. Lockridge, Iowa 52635.

Letha Jeannette Brown was born November 17, 1941 to Harold and P. Opal Wilson Crenshaw. She married Kenneth Brown on June 25, 1960 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Ia. He died December 19, 2002.

Letha was a lifelong resident of Van Buren and Jefferson counties. She worked for Fairfield livestock sale barn for 20 years, V & J pigs hog confinement for 6 years, She helped her husband farm by driving tractors and trucks. Letha enjoyed playing Bingo, and Farmall / International tractors, and all her farm animals. She was member of Calvary Baptist Church in Batavia.

Letha is survived by her 5 children and families, James (Patty) Brown of Fairfield IA., Joseph (Karen) Brown of Batavia IA., Julie (Larry) Horton of Lockridge IA., Jeanette (Randy) Nitschke of Batavia IA., Jonathan (Stacie) Brown of Lockridge, IA; 17 grandchildren; 5 step grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and 4 step great grandchildren.

Letha was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 1 sister, Reba Crenshaw; 1 great grandchild, 1 step grandchild, and 1 step great grandchild.