Roy “Elmer” Brown, age 73, of Bowling Green, passed away April 6, 2013 at Moore-Pike Nursing Home in Bowling Green. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 10 (today) at 10 a.m. at St. Clement Catholic Church with Fr. Bill Peckman officiating. Burial was at St. Clement Cemetery. Visitation was held Tuesday, April 9, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green.
Elmer was born Sept. 29, 1939 in Bowling Green, the son of Roy C. and Anna Marie Sparks Brown. On Dec. 27, 1958, he married Juliana Marie Deters, who survives.
Also surviving are his children Patti Crane and husband Bill of Bowling Green, Janice Luebrecht and husband Martin of Bowling Green, Mary Beth Gillum and husband Mike of Columbia, Jim Brown and Lori Mullens of Hannibal, Chris Brown and wife Rita of Hannibal, Laurie Schuckenbrock and husband Mike of Bowling Green, and Melissa Millan and husband Jim of Hannibal.
Grandchildren include Bethany Parr and husband Jake, Ryan Crane and wife Kelly, and Todd Crane; Nathan, Bradley, Daniel and Lauren Gamm; Kyle, Justin and Stephanie Luebrecht; Amy Patterson and husband Justin; Creston and Taylor Brown; Carli and Brendan Watson; Ben, Andy, and Emily Schuckenbrock; Kate and Adam Millan. Great grandchildren include Chloe Orr and Hudson Crane.
Also surviving are brothers Edwin Brown and wife Rosemary, Ernie Brown and Karen Williamson, and Charlie Brown and wife Patty; two sisters Evelyn Constable and Dona Riffle and husband Junior and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother-in-law, Leroy Constable.
He grew up and lived his entire life in Pike County. Elmer worked as a meat cutter for years in several area grocery stores including Temple Stevens, IGA, A & P, Jones Bi-Rite and Healthway Dairy. He later worked for the Bowling Green High School until retirement. Elmer was a member of St. Clement Church.
Pallbearers are Elmer’s grandsons. Serving as honorary pallbearers are his granddaughters.
Memorials may be given to St. Clement Charities.
On-line condolences may be left at www.muddveach.com.