Kennelee Brown – 79
The next time you see a beautiful sunrise or sunset, the fresh colors of spring , the vibrant shades of fall or a brilliant rainbow after a storm, know that Kennelee is among the angels painting the glorious landscape. Kennelee Almedia “Kay” Brown, 79, went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 6, 2017 at Gibson General Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility.
She was born April 24, 1937 in rural Princeton, and resided in Princeton since 1972, moving from Chesapeake, Va. Kennelee was employed as an editorial clerk for a number of years at the Princeton Daily Clarion. Among her duties, she wrote obituaries, court records, stock and hog markets, Glancing Back, and maintained weather data. Page 2 of the Clarion was her responsibility.
She was also a professional artist, known for her copywrite on Don E. Koala and soft sculptures. She was a member of Gold Star Wives of America, Gibson County Fish and Wildlife Conservation Club, and a lifetime member of VFW Post 1147 Ladies Auxiliary, where she was a past chairman of the Girls Unit. She was formally a volunteer librarian at Franklin Elementary School. Kennelee was an avid reader.
Preceding in death were her grandparents, William Guy and Tillie Holsclaw White; her mother, Etta Leona White; her husband, Donald W. Brown, who died in March of 1972; and a sister, Joanna G. Ringham.
Her pride and joy were her three daughters whom survive: Donna Kay (Mike) Offerman of Evansville; Carolyn Sue Hayes of Mt. Carmel, Ill and Dr. Deborah Lynn Brown of Princeton. Kennelee often spoke of her daughters’ accomplishments, all receiving post-secondary degrees. She is survived by brother Jack White of Princeton, five grandchildren: Adam W. Hayes, Jason S. Hayes, Melissa S. Neely; Joshua A. Offerman, Sarah K. Offerman; two stepgrandsons, Jarod and Jason Offerman; five great-grandchildren, Jesse and Lainey Neely, Elly and Ashton Hayes, Beau Hayes and two step-great grandchildren, Grant and Grayson Offerman, several nieces and a nephew, and furbabies, Peyton, Olivia and Oliver.
Funeral Services will be at 11:00 am on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Doyle Funeral Home located at 520 S. Main St. Princeton, IN with Pastor Kevin Wilson officiating.
Internment will take place in IOOF Cemetery of Princeton.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 from 4:00 until 8:00 pm at the funeral home.
For information call 812-385-4334. Condolences may be made online at www.doylefuneralhomeprinceton.net or the funeral home Facebook page.
Kennelee Brown – 79