Vona Ruby Brown
Vona R. Brown
87, passed away Tuesday, June 9th, in Abilene. She was born May 31, 1928 in Lincoln, Kansas, the daughter of Alfred and Elsie (Kanzius) Vanalstein. Growing up in Hutchinson, Vona attended local schools and graduated from Hutchinson High School. On November 17, 1945, she was married to Glenn A. Brown in Hutchinson. The early years of their life was spent in Hutchinson before moving to Abilene in 1951. In 1957, they entered the Greyhound business as breeders, trainers and kennel operators until retiring in 1990. He preceded her in death November 13, 2007 after 62 years of marriage. Vona loved life and was a member of the Abilene First United Methodist Church and the National Greyhound Association.
Survived by: Daughter Karen K. Wagner North Carolina
Son Harvey L. Brown Topeka
6 Grandchildren Grant, Jason and Tara Wagner
Tammy, Kimberly and Alexander Brown
Sister-in-law Kitty Idle Brown Wichita
Niece Jessica Idle Brown Colorado
Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, June 11th, at the Abilene Cemetery with Rev. John Collins officiating.