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Retha Ann Burress Brown
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Birth: Oct. 14, 1913
Newton County
Missouri, USA
Death: Dec. 19, 2001
Newton County
Missouri, USA

Wife of Earl Franklin Brown (Marr. Dec. 7,1930. He died in Sept. 16, 1952.)

Loving Mother of Doris Ann Garlow, Joyce Anita, Delbert Thomas, Curtis William, and Rev. Sonny Earldean Brown.

Daughter of Thomas Jacob and Olive Grace (Bentendi) Buress.

Sister of Marie, Thelma, Essie, Lucille, Oma Grace, Etta Sue, Roy, Calvin, Fred, Moris, and Archie Burress.

Retha was a housewife and a seamstress. She worked at the Garment Factory for many years in Granby.

She was a devout Christian and attended the Granby Gospel Tabernacle.

She loved music and often played the guitar or piano and sang at church.

She wrote many beautiful poems and enjoyed making Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls.

Retha died at Wednesday 4:35 p.m. at the Granby House Nursing Home.
Family links: 
  Thomas Jacob Burress (1883 - 1960)
  Olive Grace Benintendi Burress (1887 - 1975)
  Earl Franklin Brown (1908 - 1952)*
  Sonny Earldean Brown (1933 - 2001)*
  Joyce Anita Brown (1933 - 1933)*
*Calculated relationship
Granby Memorial Cemetery
Newton County
Missouri, USA
Plot: B 9
Maintained by: Debra Durland
Originally Created by: Jody
Record added: Dec 21, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 6042535
Retha Ann <i>Burress</i> Brown
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Retha Ann <i>Burress</i> Brown
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Rest in peace,
- Nora Ann
 Added: Aug. 14, 2013
Sis Retha,
I feel so sad inside that your gone but I just can't seem to shed a tear because I know that you've longed for this day for years. You get to be with the Savior now. I'll miss hear your beautiful poems and your singing, I'll also miss you sa...(Read more)
- Jody
 Added: Dec. 21, 2001

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