Beverly Rae Russell Brown
Beverly Rae Russell Brown passed away Sept. 19, 2019 at Altercare in Big Rapids while surrounded by family. She was born May 5, 1931 in Winfield, Cowley County, Kansas. She was the second daughter of Orville J. Russell and Helen Mae (Price) Russell.
She graduated from Wyandotte High School in Kansas City, Kansas, in 1949.
She was the mother of Marsha Rae Spicer (David) Toler and David Norvil (Peggy) Brown; and beloved stepmother of Debra K. (Kelly) Morris and the late Teresa Lynn Brown. Beverly was the grandmother of Shanna Chavez, Megan Thomson, Marisa Barnett, Samuel Morris, Carolyn, Catherine and Christopher Brown. She was the great-grandmother of Olivia Morris, Callum Thomson, Aubrey Morris, Elizabeth, DeAndre Jr. and Lynice Barnett. She was the sister of the late Sandra Russell and Evelyn Graham. Beverly also had many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service for Beverly will be held Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, at 11 a.m., at New Hope United Methodist Church in Mecosta, with Pastor Carman Manarik officiating. Visitation will be held Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m., at Janowicz Family Funeral Home in Remus, and again on Monday from 10:30 a.m. to the time of service at the church. Burial will take place at a later date in Kansas City, Missouri, at Floral Hills Cemetery.
Those desiring may direct memorial contributions to the New Hope Church Building Debt Fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and church.
Friends may share a memory with the family at the funeral home, church or online at
Published on September 21, 2019


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