Rebecca Jane Brown, 67, Baldwin City: Aug. 31, 2018

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Rebecca Jane (Kerr) Brown, 67, of Baldwin City, Kan., passed away unexpectedly Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. Rebecca “Becky” was born in Ohio, where she and her brother Bobby were adopted by Dr. Samuel Earl and Josephine Kerr.

Becky went on to attend Baker University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. Becky was introduced to Jesse “Bud” Brown while attending Baker University and they fell in love. They were married Aug. 15, 1970, and enjoyed 43 years together.

Becky worked for the Vinland and Baldwin school districts as a teacher’s assistant, breakfast and lunch attendant, and was currently working at the bus and transportation department. In these positions with the school district, Becky was always willing to go the extra mile to make sure all were taken care of.

As well as the many organizations she was a part of, Becky had many hobbies, including traveling with Bud in the T-bucket, square dancing, team league bowling, quilting, stenciling, baking, putting puzzles together, spending time with friends, garage sales, and shopping for the ultimate deal.

Becky selflessly put her family, friends, and animals first. Even on the hottest of days, she enjoyed watching her children, and later her grandchildren, show their 4-H animals. As a devoted mother and grandma, family involvement was a way of life and included Girl Scouts, school events, sporting events, 4-H fairs, playing board games and Wii with the grandchildren, and most importantly, updating everyone she saw about those life events. She would give to those that had nothing, and open her doors to anyone in need. She volunteered at the Social Service League Thrift Store for many years and made many friends. She did not know a stranger, and could usually win people over with her generosity and distinctive personality. Every day was a gift to her, and she was a woman of strength.

Survivors include her children, Amanda Croucher (Chris), of Osage City, Kan., Bonnie Walter (Andrew), Manhattan, Kan., Jesse Brown (Lisa), Baldwin City, and Josh Smith (Amber), Baldwin City; and four grandchildren, Garrett, Grace, Emily and Ella.

Becky was preceded in death by her brother, Bobby; parents, Samuel and Josephine; daughter, Jennifer Lynn; and her husband, Bud.

The family asks that you join them for a Celebration of Life for Becky 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, at The Lodge, 502 Ames St., Baldwin City. There will be a private inurnment for the family at a later date.

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