Valee Lynn Brown, 60, Osage City: Oct. 6, 1963 – May 26, 2024 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Valee Lynn Brown, 60, Osage City: Oct. 6, 1963 – May 26, 2024

OSAGE CITY, Kan. – Valee Lynn Brown, 60, passed away Sunday, May 26, 2024, at her home in Osage City, Kan., surrounded by her family. She was born Oct. 6, 1963, in Emporia, Kan., the daughter of Theodore and Una Prost Bronson.

Valee grew up in Osage City and graduated from Osage City High School with the class of 1982. Following high school, Valee attended cosmetology school in Topeka.

Valee’s father passed away when she was a young woman. Her stepfather, Mike Bronson adopted Valee and was always considered Grandpa Bronson by her children.

She was forever joined in marriage to Steve Brown, Sept. 6, 1985, in Topeka, Kan. Valee and Steve briefly lived in Illinois and Arizona before moving back to Osage City in 1988. After a few months they bought a home just south of town and raised their family. They have remained there ever since.

Valee spent several years as a para for the Osage City school district. She later owned and operated Country Clipper Salon. In recent years, Valee worked as a clerk in the Osage County Treasurer’s Office.

Valee enjoyed spending time with her family. She especially enjoyed time with her two grandsons, whom she adored. Valee also enjoyed crafting and spending time in Florida with the love of her life.

Valee will live on in the hearts and memories of her devoted husband, Steve; daughters, Ashley Richards and her husband, Jon, of New Braunfels, Texas, and Jennifer Baxley, Austin, Texas; grandchildren, Jordan and Reid Richards; and sister, Rosella Reese, Osage City.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Una; her father, Theodore; and her adopted father, Mike.

Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Monday, June 3, at Community Covenant Church, 334 N. Topeka St., Osage City. Inurnment will follow at Osage City Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday evening 5-6:30 p.m., at VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, Osage City.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude’s and sent in care of VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, 107 N. Sixth St., Osage City, KS 66523. Condolences can be left at

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