Class of 1940

1940 Graduation Edition
Perry Daily JournalEarlene Olive Brown
Earlene Olive Brown

– 16, is the daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Brown, 1109 Fir Street. She was born June 20, 1923, in Perry and attended St. Joseph’s Academy in Perry and the Cooper school before coming to Perry.

She plans to go to a business school next year or take up beauty work.

Her hobbies are collecting autographs and keeping a scrap book.

Earlene Olive Brown

June 20, 1923 – February 13, 1998

Earlene O. Brown, 74, Ponca City, formerly of Perry, died Friday, Feb. 13, 1998, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center at Ponca City.

Ms. Brown was born June 20, 1923, in Perry and was the daughter of Earl and Elizabeth (Tobin) Brown. She was a 1940 graduate of Perry High School and later attended Ponca City Beauty School.

She moved to Ponca City in 1949 and owned and operated Highland Beauty Shop until 1980, when she moved the business to her home. For the past several years, she worked part time at Westminster Village.

Ms. Brown was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. She made and delivered booties to newborn Catholic babies at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center.

Survivors include one sister-in-law, Doris Brown, Perry; three nieces, Connie Clement, Ardmore, Alanna Brown, Perry, and Debbie Conley, Oklahoma City; three nephews, Bill Stone and Bob Inselman, both of Ardmore, and Bill Inselman, Ringling; two cousins, Eva and Frank Tremper, Fresno, CA; and a number of great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Margaret Stone and Alice Inselman; one brother, Edward Brown; and one nephew, James Brown.

Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday afternoon at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ponca City. A rosary service was held Monday night in the chapel of Trout Funeral Home. Rev. John J. Michalicka officiated. Burial was in Grace Hill cemetery at Perry. Rev. Kevin Devlin, pastor of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, officiated. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Post Office Box 1330, Ponca City, OK 74602.