Katherine “Kay” L. Brown

March 1, 1938 — June 5, 2022

Katherine “Kay” L. Brown, 84, of Kewanna, passed away at 6:19 a.m., Sunday, June 5, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis surrounded by her loving family.

Born on March 1, 1938, in Pulaski County, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Mary K. (Wiesjahn) Williamson. She was a 1956 Kewanna High School graduate.

On February 15, 1958, she married Jerry L. Brown. He preceded her in death on Jan. 4, 2019.

Kay was a dedicated homemaker and farm wife. She enjoyed playing the organ, working in her flower beds, and reading.  

She started her working career out of high school at the Bendix Corporation in South Bend as a secretary.  Later in life she worked as a Bank Teller at Farmers & Merchants Bank, Rochester. She also worked in the offices of Eastern Pulaski School Corp. and Winamac Coil Spring.

Survivors include her daughters: Susan [Michael] McKinney of Rochester and Angela [Tom] Smith of Rochester; sons: Mark [Mick] Brown of Kewanna, Michael [Lynn] Brown of Kewanna and Kerry [Karen] Brown of Connersville; brother  John Williamson; sisters: Karen Kruger, Carol Fernandez and Rita Williamson; sisters-in-law: Evelyn Peters and Vivian Hathaway; 17 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

She is also preceded in death by granddaughter Abby Smith; great-grandson Connor McBride; sisters-in-law: Jean McKinzie and Shirley Brown; and brothers-in-law: Elmer Peters, Larry Kruger, Robert Hathaway, and Fred Brown.

Services were held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 10, at Rans Funeral Home & Crematory, Metzger Chapel, Kewanna with Pastor Tim Billups officiating.

Visitation was from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, June 9, at the funeral home.

Burial was at Citizens IOOF Cemetery, Kewanna.

The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions may be made to the Kewanna Public Library or Kewanna Citizens IOOF Cemetery.  

Kay’s online guestbook is available and condolences can be shared with the Brown family at www.ransfuneralhomes.com.

(Pulaski County Journal — June 15, 2022)

Pulaski County Journal

114 W. Main Street
Winamac, IN 46996

Office Number: (574) 946-6628
Fax Number: (574) 946-7471

Comment Here