Funeral Services for Annabell Brown was Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 2 p.m. at the Cummings Family Funeral Home in Bedford, IA. Visitation was one hour prior to the service. Interment was at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blockton, IA. Memorials may be given in her name to a charity of choice. Cummings Family Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements for Mrs. Brown. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.cummingsfamilyfuneralhome.com under Obituaries.
Annabell (Campbell) Brown passed away on Wednesday November 27, 2019 at the age of 89. Annabell was born on June 8, 1930 in Redding, IA to Oren E. Campbell and Kathryn P. (Garity) Campbell (both deceased). Annabell was the third of nine children: Margaret Hays (deceased), Pat Campbell (deceased), Betty Fordyce, Oren Jr. Campbell, Robert (Bob) Campbell, Cathy Sixkiller, Linda Auger (deceased) and Cherri Ferguson.
Annabell attended school in Redding, IA. After High School she ventured to Colorado with a friend and spent a year working as a nanny for a family that owned a turkey farm. She met Laverne Brown the day she returned to Iowa. Laverne had driven his friend, Harold Norris, to the train station in Creston, IA to pick up Harold’s wife’s sister and her friend (Annabell). Laverne asked her out on a date on that same day. Their first date was a trip to St. Joe, MO to take a load of cattle to the stock yard in his new truck. They were married almost a year later on March 12, 1948.
She was a true farmer’s wife and worked beside Laverne farming the land and raising chickens, cattle, hogs and sheep over the years. She loved caring for all the animals and watching the deer and birds on their farm they lived on just east of Bedford, IA. She looked forward to the family all being home and always cooked more food and pies than you could ever eat. She really enjoyed it when everyone came to the farm for big family reunions or just stopped by to talk. Annabell fondly remembered the times that her and Laverne spent with family and friends, traveling, camping with the Good Sam’s Club and at the Iowa State Fair.
Annabell is survived by her husband of 71 years, Laverne Brown; sons, Tom and Dan and his wife, Peg; daughter, Judy, and her husband, Alan; grandsons, Thomas (Sonia) and Jake; granddaughters, Tara (Cory) and Kaley (Byron); great-grandson, Dallas; great-granddaughters, Clarke and Malin.
Annabell was preceded in death by sons, Gary and Johnnie.
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