ADRIAN – Verda Lou Brown, age 79, of Adrian, died, on her birthday, Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at home surrounded by her loved ones and Hospice of Lenawee.
She was born April 19, 1938, in Hackleburg, AL to Herman Leduis and Verdia O. (Oliver) Raper. On October 14, 1972, she married Howard Brown in Adrian, and he preceded her in death. Verda had been employed by Van’s Grill for 8 years and Tuttles Mfg. in Tecumseh for 3 years. She had been a member of the Moose Ladies Auxiliary since 1980.
She is survived by six sons, Willard A. (Cindy) Brown of Harrisburg, IL, Thomas W. (Lori) Brown of Harrisburg, IL, Dennis H. Brown of South Colby, WA, William M. Brown of Adrian, Brian R. (Lynette) Brown of Fife, WA, and Terry L. (Amy) Brown of Columbus, OH; a daughter, Tina M. Court of Adrian; one brother, Hugh “Buck” Raper of Adrian; 19 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and special caregiver for the last two years, Steve Reese. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Howard; four brothers, James, O’Neal, Herman I.V., and Elvis Otto Raper; and a sister, Opaline Irwin.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, April 23, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian with Jeff Koeglin officiating. Burial will be on Monday, April 24, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. in Lenawee Hills Memorial Gardens in Tecumseh. Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian. You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.