Nollan Ed Brown
Nollan Ed Brown, of Springfield, Mo., was born near Competition, Mo., on December 3, 1926, to Nora Caroline (Massey) Brown and James Calvin Brown.
Ed went to be with his Savior on August 18, 2013.
Ed was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Jayne Poss; wife, Clara Polino Brown; five sisters, Bernice Tunnell, Jayma Mears, Golda Wade, Norma Saracino; and one brother; Don Brown.
He is survived by three children, Steve Brown, Nancy Bain and Lisa Minus. He is also survived by two stepchildren, Steve Polino and Mike Polino wife Kelly Polino; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Ed was a longtime member of the Christian Church and was also a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Elks Club.
Ed graduated from Lebanon High School, Gradwohl Laboratory and Radiology School of St. Louis, Mo., A Bachelor of Arts from Ottawa University, and a Masters degree from the University of Kansas at Lawrence Kansas.
He was employed at the Anderson County Hospital, Garnett Kansas for 38 years, and retired as Hospital Administrator. Ed was in the regular service and reserves for 23 years. He retired as First Sgt. (E8).
Visitation for Ed will be Wednesday, August 21, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Greenlawn Funeral Home South. Services will be Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. Burial will follow at Missouri Veterans Cemetery. Ed will be interred with his wife Clara.
Published in the News-Leader on Aug. 20, 2013