Vermal Brown, 81, died at 12:30p.m. Friday October 10 1997 at his home at 1708 Merrill St, Trenton. He had been in failing health for some time.
Graveside rites were held at 11a.m. today, October 13, 1997 at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, north of Trenton, under the direction of Resthaven Mortuary, Paul Persell officiated.
Honorary pallbearers were Kerry Dauma, Chris Crawford, Shawn Crawford, Bobby Shalz, John Axsom, Kevin Dailey, and Tom Butler.
Mr. Brown was born on Nov 23 1915 at Gilman City, the son of Lewis Albert and Maggie Mae Webber Brown. He was raised in the Gilman City area, and was married on July 22 1939 to Grace Maxwell in Trenton. They moved to Trenton in 1940.
Mr. Brown was employed by the Trenton Milk Company from 1943 until he retired in 1977. He was a member of the Blue Ridge Christian Church.
Survivors include his wife, Grace of hte home; three daughters, Charlene Shank of Liberty, Kay, now Mr.s Bob Crawford, of St Joseph, and Janet, now Mrs. Bernard Axsom of Spickard; one half brother, Junior Smith of Apple Valley CA; one stepbrother Lyle Neill of Bethany; 11 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild.
Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, his twin VermaDean McCullough, and Edith Corbin; one half brother, and one half sister.
The family suggests contributions to Wright Memorial Hospice in memory of Mr. Brown. These may be mailed to Resthaven Mortuary, Highway 65 North, PO Box 587, Trenton Mo 64683.