Frances H. “Frannie”  Brown


Frances H. “Frannie”  Brown, 96 years, of Arlington, NE passed away Sunday, June 23, 2019 at the Memorial Community Hospital in Blair, NE.

Frannie was born on September 8, 1922 to Arthur and Alice (Payne) Johnson in Fremont, NE. She lived in Valley, NE until the 4th grade and moved to Arlington. She graduated from Arlington High School, class of 1940.   On April 26, 1944, Frannie married LeRoy C. “Brownie” Brown at Santa Monica, CA. The couple lived in Arlington the majority of their lives but also Fremont for several years, and wintered in Phoenix, AZ for many years.

Frannie was a member of the Arlington Community Church. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary since 1948 and a Red Cross volunteer.  Frannie was a past Matron of the Sarepta Chapter #48, Order of Eastern Star at Arlington, and a fifty plus year member.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Iris Pflug; and brother, Arlyn Johnson.

She is survived by sons, Terry (Patricia) Brown of Garden City, KS, Thomas Brown of Arlington, Timothy (Vanessa) Brown of Arlington; sister-in-laws, Irene Johnson and Eunice Arthur; brother-in-law, Bob (Fern) Brown; 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be 10:30 A.M., Monday, July 15, 2019 at the Arlington Community Church in Arlington. Visitation with family receiving friends will be Sunday, July 14, 2019 from 5 P.M. to 7 P.M. at Reckmeyer-Moser Funeral Home in Arlington.

Burial will be at the Arlington Cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the VFW Cemetery Memorial Fund, Arlington Community Church, or the Arlington Education Foundation.

Online condolences may be left at:

Reckmeyer-Moser Funeral Home, 232 West Eagle, Arlington, NE 68002   402-478-4151