Elizabeth H. Brown

April 3, 1922June 29, 2020

Elizabeth Hartley Brown was born to William Daniel Hartley and Gracie Barnes Hartley on April 3, 1922, in rural Audrain County Missouri. She died June 29, 2020 at Lenoir Woods in Columbia, Missouri.

Elizabeth moved with her family to the Olivet community east of Columbia, Missouri in 1936. After graduation from the University Laboratory School, she attended the University of Missouri where she met Webster C. Brown, and they married on November 15, 1942. No children were born to this union. She had excelled in stenographic studies in school and worked in various offices during school years and in their early-married life. Her husband entered the ministry and they moved to Louisville, KY to attend the Seminary. After she attended two semesters in the Seminary, she became church secretary at the Carlisle Avenue Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky.

Mrs. Brown made her profession of faith at an early age and became a member of the Clark Baptist Church; and at the time of her death she was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church of Columbia, Missouri. She had been active in Sunday School, mission groups, and church music. She accompanied her husband in his travel appointments and was often invited to sing. She was a faithful wife, constant companion, and an effective helpmate to her husband in his ministry.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Webster, her sister, Ruby Maxwell and her brother, Robert Hartley. Mrs. Brown is survived by her dear companion, Merlin Schnell, and eight nephews and nieces.


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Lyn Allee

July 4, 2020

Aunt Elizabeth was talented, generous, and loyal. She modeled a truly Christian life, and she fully lived each stage of her long and blessed life.


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