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Ida May Brown
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Ida May Brown

Ida M. Brown, 88, of Sullivan, Missouri passed away on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Missouri Baptist Hospital Sullivan.

Ida May was born on June 3, 1929 to the late Peter A. and Martha H. [Roff] Pontious in St. Louis, Missouri. Ida was christened at infancy at the Zion Methodist Church in St. Louis, MO where she was a member until she married and moved to Sullivan. She grew up and graduated from Hadley Technical School in 1946. Ida met her future husband, Curtiss Brown, on June 7, 1947 at the Champion City Dance and they got engaged on February 4, 1949. On March 11, 1949, they were united in marriage in Union, Missouri. Of this union, came their three children: Cynthia, Jeffrey and Carl Lee (who passed away at infancy). Ida rededicated her life to Christ on January 15, 1984 and was baptized by Reverend Mullen. Later, she transferred her membership to Missionary Baptist Church in Spring Bluff, where she made her home. After she moved into Sullivan, she started attending church at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Cuba, MO and was confirmed April 7, 2012.

Ida worked in the surgery and delivery room at the Sullivan Hospital for six years when it first opened. She then worked at Midwest Footwear for 17 ½ years. She retired and continued to work part-time at the Spring Bluff school for 20 years. Ida will be missed deeply by her family and friends.

Ida is survived by one son, Jeffrey Brown and wife Terry of Sullivan, MO; one daughter, Cindy Vierra and husband Emanuel of Sullivan, MO; five grandchildren, Rick Ivie and wife Micki of Sullivan, MO; Tina Ivie and friend Jason of Sullivan, MO; Jarrett Brown and wife Diana of St. Louis, MO; Jenica Bartolotta and husband Beau of Sullivan, MO; Joseph Brown and Coleman Smock of Boulder, CO; three great grandchildren, Amanda Ivie, Ryan Ivie and Emily Lowe; one brother, Eugene Pontious and wife Dorothy of Pacific, MO; one special niece, Patty Pontious of St. Louis, MO; sister-in-law, Frances Brown of Sullivan, MO; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Ida was preceded in death by her husband, Curtiss Brown; one son, Carl Lee; her parents, Peter A. and Martha H. [Roff] Pontious; five brothers and four sisters.

Funeral services will be conducted 10:00 AM, Friday, July 21, 2017 at Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 PM, Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.

Memorials to Evergreen Cemetery in Leslie, MO or Holy Cross Catholic Church in Cuba, MO are appreciated.

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All arrangements were under the care of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan, MO.

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4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Eaton Funeral Home

347 N. Clark
P.O. Box 625
Sullivan, MO 63080





10:00 AM
Eaton Funeral Home

347 N. Clark
P.O. Box 625
Sullivan, MO 63080

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Evergreen Cemetery

Holy Cross Catholic Church

415 School Ave.
Cuba, Missouri 65453

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