Friday June 8 2012
Minerva Alice Maxwell Brown, an 89-year-old resident of rural Harrison County, died at 9:15 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at Sunnyview Nursing Home in Trenton. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. on Monday, June 11, 2012 at Whitaker-Eads Funeral Home in Trenton. Burial will be at the Cat Creek Cemetery.
Open visitation will begin at noon on Saturday, June 9, 2012.
Mrs. Brown was born October 10, 1922, the daughter of Thomas Witten Maxwell and Gilly Mae Higdon of the Cat Creek community. She attended Stephens and Metcalf grade schools, Brimson and Gilman City high schools, Trenton Junior College and Northeast Missouri State University of Kirksville.
On Aug. 9, 1945 she married Lawrence Dale Brown, who preceded her in death on Sept. 17, 1987.
In addition to working on the family farm, Mrs. Brown taught school in Harrison and Grundy County. In 1961 she moved to Kansas City and taught for 21 years at Hickman Mills in South Kansas City. She retired to the farm in May 1982 after 31 years of teaching.
She enjoyed family history and worked on the Brimson History book and operated a grocery store in Brimson after retiring. She also enjoyed keeping busy with other business ventures.
Surviving relative include nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sonss, Lawrence Gale Brown and a stillborn son Glen Dale Brown; five brothers, James, Eugene, Joseph Henry, LeLand and John Maxwell; and two sisters, Evie Maxwell and Grace Brown. Memorial donations are suggested to the Green Hills Animal Shelter. Online condolences may be left at whitakereads.com.