Elvin Everett Brown
Elvin Everett Brown, age 92, passed away on Friday, Oct. 28, 2016 at Wichita County LTCU in Leoti, Kan. Elvin was born July 1, 1924 on the Brown family homestead in rural Greeley County, Kan., the son of Charles and Addie Sides Brown. A resident of Leoti since 1989 moving from Wellington, Kan., he was a retired school counselor, beginning his degrees at Central College in McPherson, Kan., and earning his Master Degree at McPherson College and his Doctorate at Kansas State University in Education Counseling. Elvin served his country as a B-25 Pilot during World War II in the United States Army Air Corp. Elvin was a member to the following organizations: West Bethany Free Methodist Church of Leoti, the American Legion of Garden City, Kan. He was also a Pilot Instructor at the Wellington Airport where he served as Airport Manager from 1973 through 1988. On Dec. 12, 1944 he married Juanita Reimer at Waurika, Okla. Juanita passed away on March 20, 2014 in Leoti. Elvin is survived by two children: Teresa Reschke and Allen Brown both of Wilmington, Del.; three siblings, Charles Brown of Kent, Wash., Ella Johansson of Wayland, Iowa and Lloyd Brown of Leoti; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. His parents, wife and two brothers including Harold Brown and Ervin Brown preceded him in death. Funeral Services were held Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016 at West Bethany Free Methodist Church in rural Wichita County, Kan., Pastor Bruce Leisy officiated. Burial followed in West Bethany Cemetery in rural Greeley County, Kan., with Military Honors provided by the United States Army. Memorials may be given to the West Bethany Free Methodist Church in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at priceandsons. com.