Beverly Louise Brown (1941 - 2014)

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Beverly Louise Brown

Des Moines

Beverly (Bev) Brown peacefully passed away with family at her side on Sunday, March 23, 2014. Bev was born on May 21, 1941, in Trenton, Missouri. She lived in Mercer County until moving to Des Moines, Iowa, in 1960.

She was in direct sales for many years and later worked at Des Moines General Hospital. Bev was a very active member at New Life Church in Pleasant Hill, Iowa. She was also an avid fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes and enjoyed watching stock car and sprint car racing.

Bev is survived by her son, John Brown, and his wife, Sara Judson Brown. She has two grandchildren, Emma and Hayden Brown. She is also survived by her mother, Kathryn Hammond; her brother, Johnny Hammond and his wife, Alice Hammond. She was preceded in death by her father, Cleon Hammond.

There will be no visitation, but a memorial service will be held on Friday, March 28 at New Life Church, 6036 NE 12th Ave. in Pleasant Hill, IA beginning at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to New Life Church. Online condolences may be expressed at

Funeral Home
Hamilton's Funeral Home
3601 Westown Parkway West Des Moines, IA 50266
(515) 224-0078
Funeral Home Details
Published in Des Moines Register on Mar. 25, 2014
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