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“Terry, Nancy, and clan, very sorry to hear of your mother/grandmother's passing. I am sure she was one grand lady - particularly as I have read the...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Ken Baker - Waukee, IA

“I have had the priviledged to know Lavon all my life. She has been a fine Mother-in-Law to me for almost 44 years. Lavon always treated me like her...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Nancy D Brwon

“When I clicked on the familiar Watson-Armstrong link, there was Lavon's beautiful smile! It was such a blessing to see her again when we laid Lila...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Pam Brown - Columbia, MO

“Terry and Anna and families, I am so sorry to learn about Lavons passing. She was one I always looked forward to seeing when I returned to work in...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Jeani Swartwood - Clearfield, IA

“My sympathy to the family. Lavon was my teacher at Star Center for 2 or three years, and one of my favorites and as for as I know the last living...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Mary Margaret ( jezek) Stamper - CO

“I have known Lavon for almost 51 years, going back to March 1962 when I started working for Paul on Saturdays during the school year and during...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Jim Reeve - Warrenton, VA

“Terry, Anna and families...I cannot tell you how glad I am to have met your mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was so thoughtful and...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Susie Nelson - Blockton, IA

“When I lived in Iowa I was working at clearfield nursing home and I had the pleasure of meeting and taking care of Lavon! She always asked about my...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Lynnette Barbee - Dexter, NM


Lavon Brown, daughter of Leland & Edna (Hartman) McMath, was born July 11, 1922 at Clearfield, Iowa. Lavon lived her entire life at Clearfield and graduated from Clearfield High School. Following graduation, Lavon taught country school in Ringgold and Taylor County.
In 1945, Lavon married Paul C. Brown and lived on a farm until 1989 when they moved into Clearfield. Two children were born; Terry Lee and Anna Eileen. Lavon belonged to the United Presbyterian Church and while there, she was ordained an elder, which was a great high light for her. When the United Presbyterian Church closed, she and her family joined the United Methodist Church. She belonged to the U.M.W. and the American Legion Auxiliary. She was active in both organizations until her health failed. Lavon was a loving and caring mother and she enjoyed cooking for family or anyone else who might come along.
Lavon became a resident of Clearview Home in Clearfield and it was there that she passed away on January 13, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Paul on December 21, 2002; brother Dwight McMath and his wife Helen; brothers-in-law Dale Schlapia and Dale Brown and his wife Thelma Brown.
Those left to cherish her memory include her children Terry (Nancy) Brown of Jefferson, IA and Anna Eileen (Brad) Varner of Oak Grove, MO; 7 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren Brandon (Angela) Brown and their children Jacob & McKenna, Dominic (Amanda) Brown and their children Alivia, Ella, and Wilson, Tristan (Jenni) Brown and their children Mara & Becca, Rhett Brown, Tiffany (Todd) Blansit and their children Jackson, Abigail, Brooklyn, and Caiti, Leah (Nate) Parks and their children Elayna, Brady, and Paul, Gabriel (Katie) Hancock and their child Tahlula; step-granddaughter Bobbi Jo; brother Bob (Shirley) McMath of Lenox, IA; sister Maralyn Schlapia of Mt. Ayr, IA; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.