Doris Brown, age 89 of Rippey, passed away on Sunday, April 1, 2018 at the Rowley Masonic Community in Perry, Iowa. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at the Rippey United Methodist Church in Rippey. Visitation will be on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 from 1-7 p.m. with family present from 5-7 p.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home & Cremation Care in Perry. Burial will be in the Rippey Cemetery at Rippey, Iowa.

Memorials will be given to the Rippey United Methodist Church or HCI Care Services and may be left at the Carris Family Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Online condolences may be sent at

Doris Irene Brown was born on September 14, 1928 at Rippey, Iowa to Glen Franklin and Alice Irene (Drake) Grow. She attended grade school in Grand Junction and Beaver and graduated from Rippey Consolidated School with the class of 1946.

She was united in marriage to Gerald LaVerne Brown at the Rippey United Methodist Church on September 25, 1949.

In her early years she worked at the telephone office in Rippey and assisted at Overman’s Beauty Shop. However, for most of her life she helped Gerald on the farm and was a farm wife.

She was a member of the Rippey United Methodist Church and a 50-year member of the Eastern Star and Rebekahs. Her greatest joy was taking care of kids. The second greatest joy was mowing grass, shoveling snow and reading.

In death she rejoins her husband Gerald LaVerne Brown, parents, Glen and Alice Grow, great grandson Alex Brown Behrends and a brother, Donald Grow.

Left to cherish Doris’s memory are her sons, Ron (Kathy) Brown, Rippey, Iowa and Rick (Sue) Brown, Rippey, Iowa, grandchildren, Angela Brown-Behrends (Kevin) of Phoenix, Ariz., Ryan Brown of Jefferson, Iowa, Ben Brown (Mandy) of Des Moines, Iowa, Callie Sublete of Ames, Iowa, Jim Brown (Jenny) of Sioux City, Iowa, and Josh Brown (Katie) of O’Fallon, Mo., 19 great grandchildren, several great great grandchildren, a sister, Cleo (Don) Ison, Venice, Fla., nieces, nephews and many friends.