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Cheryl Ann Brown


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Memorial service for Cheryl Ann Brown, 61, Lawrence will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.  Inurnment will take place at a later date in Maple Grove Cemetery in Tonganoxie, KS.   She died October 12, 2013 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born on February 27, 1952 in Lawrence, KS the daughter of Theodore and Minnie Jane (Coleman) Brown.

Cheryl was a homemaker.  She was a member of First Regular Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include her mother, Minnie Jane Lewis, Lawrence; daughter, Laurie L. Logan and husband, Stephen, Acworth, Georgia; son, Dustin D. Riley and wife, Susana, Coldwater, Michigan; sister, Belinda K. Denson and husband Thomas Wayne, Virginia; brother, Marty Brown, California; four grandchildren, Kayle Riley, Isaiah Logan, Treye Logan, Dustin Riley, Jr. , aunts, uncles and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her sister, Selma M. Southard.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society and may be sent in care of the Mortuary.

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  • Linda Tolbert says:

    To the family of Cheryl Brown: Our thoughts and Prayers are with you in your time of sorrow.

    Mr. and Mrs. Louis Tolbert, Sr

  • Bob Curry says:

    I worked with Cheryl for all the years that she was in the Physics department at KU. This was when Laurie and Dustin were quite young. I have not seen them in a good many years, but I extend my condolences.

  • John Ralston says:

    Cheryl was a heroic worker, and by her work she became friends
    with everyone in the KU Physics department. When I arrived in 1984,
    her job was to type research papers loaded with math symbols into
    a centralized word processor that was the pride of Strong Hall.
    One (1) revision permitted. Cheryl moved up to head the Physics office staff for many years, where she greeted everyone with a smile, great humor, and an exact memory for everything. Physicists depended on her daily. For more than a decade after she left KU, she would greet me in the grocery store with a hug. It is sad she died young: But she was always young.

  • Steve Shawl says:

    Cheryl was extremely helpful and competent in some serious work she did for me in the Department of Astronomy and Physics. A really nice lady whom I remember well even though I have not seen her in many years. Too young. Best wishes to the family.

  • Sue Mayer says:

    Jane, my dear friend, I extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family on your loss of Cheryl. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this very sad time.

  • Mom says:

    I am calling you my Little Angel Face today Cheryl. The reason is, because that is what you look like. We went on a journey that no one else will know about. All this started in December of 2012. I have seen you from birth to now, and I love you very much. Whenever I would say I am going somewhere, you would tell me, I am going too, and away we would go, whether it was church, to visit relatives out of town, you were with me. I am really going to miss you my traveling friend. I know you are doing well now in the arms of God. I remember you also told me I did not think I would be taking care of you again. I thank God for you.

  • Reta Solwa says:

    I worked with Ms. Brown in the Physics and Astronomy Department at KU. She was a wonderful mentor and I learned so much from her. We use to have so much fun both at work and away. I am sorry we lost touch but my memories of her will always bring a smile to face. My heartfelt condolences to her entire family.

  • Doris Lewis says:

    We the members of the Lewis Family bow in humble submission to the will of God. We recognize that it was He, and He alone that reached down and plucked from his garden a beautiful flower.

    The memories we have of Cheryl I am sure will always be dear to all our hearts.

    The tie that binds your loved one and us together blesses us. Know that death is not an end, but a transition to a place free of pain and suffering. The word of God reminds us in 2ndTimothy 4:7-8, “I have fought a good fight, finished the course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love His appearing.”

    Know that God has loaned her to you for many years and has now afforded her a home on high. Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. We will truly miss her.

    Lovingly Submitted, Doris, Sheryl, Phyllis, Marlan and Willa Faye

  • Doug McKay says:

    Cheryl Brown’s capable, warm and friendly presence brightened the Physics and Astronomy Department for many years. She was good company at work and at departmental parties – smart and full of life. I respected very much how hard she worked to raise her children Dustin and Laurie, while working full time at a demanding job. In recent years we bumped into each other occasionally, and it was always good to share news of our families and friends. I remember her fondly. She’ll be missed.

  • Cedric and Alice D. Walker-Flemming says:

    Cheryl was a very loving and caring person, and I will always be greatful for her being a dutiful friend while assisting my family during our time of need. She became an extended part of the Walker family, and will be dearly missed by us all. May God bless the family and keep them during their time of grief.

    Deepest Sympathies,

    Alice D. Walker-Flemming

  • Ella Brown says:

    Aunt Minnie and family,

    God is good, he will sustain you. God is faithful, he will not forsake you. God is loving, he will comfort you. During your time of sorrow may you know you are in God’s arms and in my prayers. God is near and he will never leave you.

  • Jo Ann Shorter says:

    Minnie Jean–May God give you strength to bear this loss, as only He can do, And grant His loving comfort to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers with deepest sympathy.

  • Denny & Mary Stauffer says:

    Dearest Minnie, I remember Cheryl when you and I worked at Southwestern Bell so many years ago. I’m sorry for your loss. We’re not supposed to outlive our children, but God has his own plans for all of us. We are thinking of you at this difficult time. Sincerely, Mary and Denny Stauffer