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Marjo Brown

Obituary for Marjo Brown

February 11, 1933 - July 10, 2017
Creston, Iowa | Age 84


Marjo Brown, 84, of Creston, died Monday, July 10, 2017 at Greater Regional Hospice House in Creston.

Celebration of Life Services will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 15, at the Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Cameron Adams will officiate. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Prescott at a later date.

Visitation with family receiving friends will begin at 10:00 a.m. until the start of the service at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Memorials can be given to the Greater Regional Hospice House Foundation. Online condolences can be given at

Marjo Ann Brown daughter of Elizabeth (Mostert) Botkin and Charles William Botkin, was born February 11, 1933, in Rural Prescott, Ia. Marjo graduated from Prescott High School in 1951, later graduating from Southwestern Community College in Creston.

On July 19, 1953, Marjo was united in marriage to Daniel L. Brown at the Stringtown Community Church. They settled in Prescott where she worked as a teacher in Cromwell and Prescott from 1953-1955. They moved to Kansas City, Mo., where Marjo worked as the secretary for the Kansas City School District for the next 19 years, retiring in 1994. Following her retirement, she moved back to Creston and continued to work for the next three and a half years at various jobs. Marjo was an active volunteer for Greater Regional Hospice. In her later years, she enjoyed ceramics and quilting. Marjo was one of Jehovah's Witnesses since 1960.

Marjo is survived by two sons, Alan D. (wife Linda) Brown of Kansas City, Mo. and David C. (wife Darcy) Brown of Atkins, Iowa; one daughter, Danise (husband John) Dobbins of Lee's Summit, Mo.; daughter-in-law, Naoko Brown of Nashville, Tenn.; one brother, Gary Botkin of Prescott; a sister, Sherry Rodrigues of Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii; 14 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Marjo was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Daniel in 1982, a son, Gary, two daughters, Cynthia Brown in infancy; Valerie Nutt in 2017; and three brothers, Ronnie, Jim and Kenny Botkin.



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