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 Celesta Myrtle <I>Hendrix</I> Brown

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Celesta Myrtle Hendrix Brown

  • Birth 8 Feb 1884
  • Death 25 Jul 1968
  • Burial Mexico, Audrain County, Missouri, USA
  • Memorial ID 25238737

CELESTA MYRTLE HENDRIX BROWN, born in Pike County, Missouri the daughter of William Thomas HENDRIX and Mary Elizabeth DOWELL; wife of Robert Everette BROWN whom she married December 25, 1898 and mother of 17 children-


Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday at the Precht Funeral Home, Mexico, for Mrs. Celesta Myrtle Hendrix Brown of Mexico who died Thursday at Audrain County Hospital, Mexico, where she had been a patient one month. Rev. Lynn Johnson officiated at the last rites.

Mrs. Brown was born Feb. 8, 1884 in Pike County, the daughter of William and Mary Elizabeth Dowell Hendrix. On Christmas Day 1899, she was married to Robert E. Brown who preceded her in death July 22, 1955.

Children surviving are: L.N. Brown, Miss Belva Brown, Miss Maude Brown, Miss Lucille Brown and Mrs. James Kirk of Mexico; W. R. Brown and Lawrence Brown of Laddonia; Mrs. Bessie Freels of Vandalia; Marion W. Brown of Florissant, Edgar Brown of Leland, Ill., and Mrs. E.R. Hahnfeld of Kansas City; 27 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren; 7 great great grandchildren; two half-brothers, Dick Hendrix of Moore-Pike Rest Home in Bowling Green and John Hendrix of Seminole, Okla.

Mrs. Brown was prededed in death by two sons, Forest and Eugene Brown and one daughter, Miss Irene Brown; two brothers, one half-brother, two sisters and one grandson.

Burial was in Eastlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

For a number of years the Brown family resided north of Curryville after which Mrs. Brown made her home in town until her health failed and she moved to Mexico to be near her children.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Celesta Myrtle Hendrix Brown (8 Feb 1884–25 Jul 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 25238737, citing East Lawn Memorial Park, Mexico, Audrain County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Grave Hound (contributor 46865877) .