Vera (Pizel) Brown

Born: Fri., Nov. 14, 1919
Died: Tue., Dec. 17, 2013


11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Sat., Dec. 21, 2013
Location: Koons-Russell Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sat., Dec. 21, 2013
Location: Koons-Russell Funeral Home

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Longtime Sherman County, Kansas resident Vera Brown, 94, died Tuesday, December 17, 2013, at Good Samaritan Society—Sherman County in Goodland, Kansas.

She was born on November 14, 1919, on the family farm home north of Kanorado, Kansas, the daughter of Rae and Frank Pizel, Jr.  She had four brothers Vernon, Herbert, Chester, and Harold Pizel, and three sisters Rozella Shoemaker, LaReatha Stasser, and Shirley Churchill.  Only Shirley survives.

Vera and Karl Brown were married on March 21, 1937.  She had retired from Goodland Schools food service.  Her memberships included First United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women Circle 3, and Elks Ladies.

Surviving family includes three children Sylvia Zimbelman and her husband Alvin; Elizabeth “Betty” Shomaker, and Roy Brown; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be on Saturday, December 21, at 2:00 PM MT, at Koons Chapel in Goodland, with Reverend Shelly Petz officiating.  Burial will follow in the Goodland Cemetery.

Friends may share their respects on Saturday, from 11:00 AM MT until the service.

Memorials may be designated to the Good Samaritan Society—Sherman County, First United Methodist Church, or Hospice Services of Sherman County, and may be left at or mailed to Koons Funeral Home, 211 N. Main, Goodland, KS  67735-1555.  

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Elaine & Jay Morrow
   Posted Wed December 18, 2013
We lost a very good lady. She is at rest now no pain. She will greatly missed. Prayers to the entire family.

Linda Pizel Marmie
   Posted Thu December 19, 2013
We send our sympathy and prayers to Aunt Vera's family.
Linda & Jerry

Danny Short
   Posted Thu December 19, 2013
Long time friend of the Family! Our prayers are with you! Danny& Carol!

Rod, Michelle and Megan Zimbelman
   Posted Thu December 19, 2013
Grandma was self-less and kind. I have known few people as giving and pleasant as Grandma. She was a very sweet person whom I never heard speak an unkind word in my life. Grandma lived a very full life. I remember her house on Trenton lake, her trips to the World's Fair, her excursion to Europe and winter home in Yuma, Arizona. We lost a wonderful, pleasant and nice person. We will remember you fondly.

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