Clythia Brown

Obituary of Clythia Brown

Clythia Leora was born Thursday, August 9, 1934, to Herbert Fredrick and Clara Sophia (Herzberg) Sump in Clarinda.  She passed away at Goldenrod Manor, Monday, September 20, 2021.

Clythia was raised in Clarinda and graduated from Clarinda High School class of 1952.  She met and fell in love with Lee Brown, and they married April 23, 1955, in Clarinda, Iowa. They moved and lived in Long Beach, California while Lee was in the Navy until his discharge in October 1955.  They returned to Clarinda, so that Lee could become active in farming and where they could start their family. 

She was so active and gave her time to many projects. Trees Forever, International Club,4-H, LWML, Altar Guild, Youth Leader, Red Hat Society, Glenn Miller Birthplace Society, and she even traveled to Japan and a mission trip to Puerto Rico. She received the Farm Bureau Homemaker of the Year award along with many other certificates, such as Master Gardener, Silver Clover, 4-H Recognition Certificate for Leadership and one for service as a member of the extension 4-H Youth Committee. Clythia enjoyed being a Master Gardener, she also enjoyed quilting, crocheting, and baking church dinner rolls.

She is preceded in death by her husband Lee who passed away in 1975, her parents, sisters Audrey Sump, and Joyce Johnson, brother Leonard and wife Marie Sump.

Clythia is survived by her children Bruce (Debra) Brown of Clarinda, Iowa, Kirk Brown of Newell, Iowa, Douglas (Vicki) Brown of Clarinda, Iowa, Andrea Brown Ybarra of Aurora Colorado, grandchildren Casey (Jackie) Brown, Christopher (Alex Finley) Brown , Erin Bailey, Kerri (Korey) Robinson, Graham Brown, Elizabeth Goranson, Alexander Goranson, Catherine Goranson, Christina Ybarra, great-grandchildren Spencer, Tyson and Jasper Robinson and Payton, Devin and Dillinger Brown and Ada Bailey; brothers, Morris (Shirley) Sump and Ronald (Barbara) Sump, sister, Doris Prouty, brother-in-law Dick Johnson along with many other nieces, nephews family and friends.v

Friday
24
September

Open Visitation

12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday, September 24, 2021
Walker-Merrick-Billings Funeral Chapel
422 E. Washinton St
Clarinda, Iowa, United States
712-542-2153
Friday
24
September

Family Visitation

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, September 24, 2021
Walker-Merrick-Billings Funeral Chapel
422 E. Washinton St
Clarinda, Iowa, United States
712-542-2153
Saturday
25
September

Funeral

10:00 am
Saturday, September 25, 2021
St John Lutheran Church
301 N. 13th Street
Clarinda, Iowa, United States
712-542-3708

Memorials

St. John LWML, St. John Lutheran Building Fund, Glenn Miller Society, Clarinda Foundation
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