Thursday, August 19, 2021

Obituary - Novella Brown

Novella Vern Goodwin Pinkman Brown, age 86, of Nevada, MO passed away Monday, August 16, 2021. She was born January 21, 1935, in Cedar Springs, MO to Fred and Florence Goodwin. She had worked for Dr Short in El Dorado Springs, Viets Café, Mitchell’s Coffee Shop, Firp & Bobs Drive-in and in food service at the Nevada State Hospital

Novella was a member of the VFW Auxiliary #2175, American Legion Auxiliary, Fraternal Order of Eagles, and Benevolent Protective Order of Elks. She enjoyed helping with all these organization at Christmas time to make sure children received Christmas Baskets. She also enjoyed playing bingo, cooking, sewing, going to the Casino, playing 500-point rummy, checkers, and square dancing, yard sales, and auctions. Novella was a good wife, mother, companion, who loved her kids and grand kids as well as all kids she came in contact with.

Novella is survived by her longtime companion Larry Brown; one son, Calvin Pinkman, El Dorado Springs, MO; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law Arletta Wilson, Rich Hill, MO. Preceding her in death were her parents, a son Roger Pinkman, and several siblings.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the Nevada City Hospital as well as Butler Center for their support in her final days.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 21, 2021, at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada. Interment will follow in Green Mound Cemetery in Harwood, MO.

Memorials are suggested to American Legion or Elks with the funeral home serving as custodian.

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