LaVerda S. Brown, 98, of McPherson passed away peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 surrounded by family at Pleasant View Home, Inman. She was a homemaker.

LaVerda was born on Dec. 3, 1918 in McPherson County, the daughter of John Walter and Rilla Mae (Cox) Alger. On Nov. 18, 1939, LaVerda was united in marriage to Donald W. Brown in Lakin. He preceded her in death on May 21, 2008.

She was a member of McPherson Saddle Club, B.P.O.E. #502, and Moose Lodge #982 (Hutchinson). She enjoyed cooking, gardening, card playing, and collecting owl figurines.

Survivors include three children, Shirley Weis of Laurie, Missouri, Donna Miller of McPherson, and Ronald (Debbie) Brown of McPherson; nine grandchildren, Steve (Jackie) Weis, Christy (Chuck) Knight, Bob (Christy) Weis, Darren (Dena) Miller, Ronda Miller, Sarah (Chad) Marshall, Amy (Jason) Lamb, Jason (Annie) Brown, and Luke (Angel) Brown; 24 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Ilo McKenzie of Hutchinson; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Robert Dean Brown; son-in-law, Carnie F. Miller; and siblings; Russell A. Alger, Claude V. Alger, Wesley J. Alger, Earl L. Alger, Evelyn A. Poland, Hensley D. Alger, John W. Alger, Jr., and Nina M. McCoy.

The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 at Stockham Family Funeral Home with Chaplain Randall Turner officiating. Burial will follow at McPherson Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be given to Pleasant View Home or Kindred Hospice in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 N. Chestnut St., McPherson, KS 67460. Personal condolences may be sent to the family at