Mavis F. Brown, 88, of Marshalltown, IA, passed away Sunday, August 4, 2019, at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 10, 2019, at Anderson Funeral Homes in Marshalltown. Visitation will be an hour and a half prior to the service, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 10, 2019, at the funeral home. Burial will be at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens in Marshalltown. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonfhs.com.
Mavis was born April 24, 1931, to Harry and Bertha (Scott) Eddy in Rhodes, IA. She graduated from Rhodes High School. On October 1, 1950, Mavis was united in marriage to Lawnie E. Brown at the Rhodes United Methodist Church. Together they had four children, Teresa, Gwen, Susie, and Ron. Mavis worked as a file clerk at Fisher's in Marshalltown for 24 years before retirement. After retirement, she volunteered at Salvation Army in Marshalltown for several years. Mavis was a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church where she was active in the United Methodist Women and taught Sunday school with puppet ministry until it closed, and then became a member of First United Methodist Church of Marshalltown. In her free time, she enjoyed gardening in her flower garden, crafts, and spending time with family. You would always find Mavis smiling, positive, and ready for a new adventure with her family and friends.
Mavis will be missed by her children, Teresa (Herb) Arney of Albion, IA, Gwen Moats of Grundy Center, IA, Susie (Martin) Herold of State Center, IA, and Ron (Laura) Brown of Omaha, NE; eight grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; a brother, Allan (Carol) Eddy of LeGrand, IA; a sister, Leola (Larry) Wright of Ackley, IA; and four sisters-in-law: Lola Ruby of Lincoln, NE, Lucille Buffington of Laurel, IA, Alice Vodochodsky of Merritt Island, FL, and Nancy Robinson, of Marshalltown. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Lawnie, and her siblings, Glenn Eddy, Patty Menter, and Leonard Eddy.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all, Mavis smile was so touching and made me feel good seeing her smile when ever I would see her in her household or in the halls with her family or staff . Now your angel watching down on all of her family and smiling all the time. 🙏🏽❤️
I was so surprised when I heard about Mavis's passing. I worked with her at Emerson/Fisher for many years and she was always so vibrate and happy. I hadn't seen her in quite awhile so didn't know how she was doing lately. I will remember her from "the good ole days" when work was actually fun and Mavis definitely contributed to that fun. My condolences to the family. Peg Fulton
Love you Aunt Mavis. You will be missed by us all. Love and prayers going out to those left behind.
So sorry to hear this.I have so many memories of mavis.She was a 2nd mom to me.Always smiling.She loved her family so much.Heaven will be brighter with her there.We have a big weekend with a celebration for granddaughter Kaylas quinsenara.Sorry that I am unable to come.
For over 7 years I had the privilege to work with Mavis at Fisher Controls. She was simply the best. Her attitude was always positive and she knew how to have fun. My sympathies to her family as I know how much you will miss her.
I worked with Mavis for years. We took trips together & enjoyed each other company. She had a great disposition & love for everyone. She will be missed. God's blessings on her.
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