Irene Brown


Irene Brown, 94, Maryville, Missouri died on Monday, September 23, 2019, at Parkdale Manor Care Center, Maryville.

Irene was born July 29, 1925, near Pickering, Missouri, to Earl L. and Annie C. (Towler) Mumford.

Irene was a retired teacher. Mrs. Brown held a B.S. degree from NWMSU and a M.A. degree from University of Northern Iowa.

Preceding her in death were her parents, a grandson, Clayton Myers, four sisters, Merle Mumford, Ruth Mumford, Naomi Mumford and Martha Goodspeed, and two brothers Elmer Mumford and Theodore Mumford, 

Surviving are daughters, Janet Myers, Duncan, Oklahoma, and Marcia (Mike) Jordan, Maryville. Also surviving are four grandchildren Rachel Jordan, College Station, Texas, Patrick Jordan, Maryville, Neely Shields, St. Louis, Missouri and Melanie Myers, Kansas City, Missouri and six great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Brown requested cremation and no visitation or services. Her ashes will be buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Maryville. 

Memorials can be made to Maryville Public Library or Nodaway County Senior Center, Maryville.

Arrangements:  Price Funeral Home, Maryville. 

Online condolences may be made to the family at


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