Bertha Phillips Brown

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Bertha Phillips Brown Obituary
Brown, Bertha Phillips Bertha Phillips Brown died Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at her home, One McKnight Place. She was 101 years old. Known as Bird to her many friends, she was born in Pittsburgh, PA February 13, 1911. Her parents were Frank R. Phillips and Stella N. Phillips. Mr. Phillips was a prominent businessman, who served as chairman of the Philadelphia Companies, a holding company for Pennsylvania Utilities. After the death of her first husband, Lloyd Hamilton Phillips during World War II, she and her family moved to Valley Forge, PA. There she met and subsequently married Dr. James Barrett Brown, a pioneer in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery. Later, the family moved to St. Louis where Dr. Brown was the Chair of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Washington University Medical School and Barnes Hospital. Some years later, after Dr. Brown's death in 1982, she married William Cunliff, a prominent St. Louis building contractor. Mrs. Brown was an active member of the National Society of Colonial Dames, serving as Vice President of the National Board as well as President of the State of Missouri chapter. She was also one of the founders of the Washington University Womens Association. Mrs. Brown is survived by her daughter, Frances B. Stuhl. Another daughter, Jane H. Stanza preceded her in death. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Waite P. Stuhl, Harold M. Stuhl Jr., Barbara H. Richert and Robert D. Stanza Jr. and seven great grandchildren. Services: Funeral Services and entombment were private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the James Barrett Brown Foundation Trust, c/o U.S. Bank, Private Client Reserve, Attn: Jill A. Forbes, PO Box 387, St. Louis, MO 63166-9965, or the . Condolences at A Service of THE LUPTON CHAPEL


Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch from Oct. 10 to Oct. 14, 2012
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