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Phyllis Rose Brown

May 2, 2017


Phyllis Rose (Jamison) Brown


Phyllis Rose Brown, 93, died on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at the Newton Medical Center in Newton.


Phyllis was born on May 12, 1923 in Hutchinson, Kansas to Chester and Jessie (Troller) Jamison.


She married William Oscar “Bud” Brown on February 14, 1953 in Oklahoma.  They were married for forty three years prior to his death.


Phyllis was a devoted Christian and strong in her faith. She was an active homemaker and enjoyed crocheting, sewing, drawing and painting.  She loved being surrounded by her family and loved singing songs to them for comfort. She was active in the Four Square Church choir and had a beautiful singing voice.


She is survived by her children: Rowena Chaple (Willie) of Park City, Kansas, Amanda Botterweck (Terry) of Newton, Kansas, Douglas Spencer (Frances)  of  Kihei Maui, Hawaii; stepsons: Jerry Brown of Arkansas, Stanley Brown of Arizona;  sixteen grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; and one great-great granddaughter.


She was preceded in death by her husband: William Oscar Brown; parents: Chester and Jessie Jamison; sons: Phillip Cope, Myrl Brown; and sisters: Virginia Bartlett, and Ila Purdue.


A graveside committal service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, May 8th at Greenwood Cemetery in Newton.  A public visitation is scheduled from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, May 7th at Petersen Funeral Home. The family will be present to greet friends from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. during the visitation.


A memorial has been established for the Phyllis Brown Family, 312 E. 9th, Newton, Kansas 67114. Petersenfamilyfuneralhome.com


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7 thoughts on “Phyllis Rose Brown

  1. Mandy may all your memories help your family through this heart breaking time. Love you

  2. Grandma Phyllis,
    Thank you for the gift of you. Thank you for being the best grandmother anyone could ask for. Thank you for showing me unconditional love. Thank you for showing me how great God is. Thank you for never giving up on me and never losing faith in me. Thank you for your beautiful smile that I will hold forever in my heart. Thank you for the Strawberry “Nestle Quick” you kept in the cupboard just for me.Thank you for praying for me. Thank you for never passing judgement on me and seeing the flowers through the weeds. I will miss you dearly and your absence is heart-breaking. I was not ready for you to leave me. I know you are in God’s beautiful kingdom and there is no better place to be. I am selfish though and want you here with me. I need to hear you say, “oh honey; everything’s going to be just fine” like you always say to me. I need you to hold my hand in prayer. I need your words of comfort. I will do my best to have faith in the world the way you did. Thank you for showing me how to be a good servant of Jesus. I only hope one day I can be half the servant you were. Most of all, I thank God for letting you be my grandma. I will love you always and forever. Rest in peace in God’s glorious kingdom sweet Grandma Phyllis.

  3. Oh mama, it breaks my heart that I can no longer see you on a weekly, sometimes daily visit. You left us way to early and that is my selfish me talking. You taught me so much about life and about trusting God in all things. I will always remember after dad died how you would come to he clinic every day and pick me up
    for lunch. All the fun shopping trips we had together. You were the best mom anyone could ask for and I will miss you dearly. I know you are in Heaven and watching over all of us, it doesn’t stop the sorrow I feel from losing you. I will never ever forget you. You will always be with me. Rest In Peace sweet mama. Your new journey has begun. I will always love you.

  4. Though I didn’t ever meet Mrs. Brown I feel like I knew her through all the stories I heard of her from Mandy. I will miss seeing the pictures Mandy so often posted on her Facebook account of her and her Mom after their frequent visits. I know she was well loved and will be greatly missed.

  5. Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  6. We will miss you greatly. It saddens me that you’re not here, and not able to sing to Malyssa like you have all of us. I’m not all that eloquent. I love you and will miss you greatly.
    Shelly Lynn

  7. Mandy
    I am truly sorry for your loss and my thoughts are with you and your family during this period of grief and loss and remembering all the great times and laughs you had with your mom.

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