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JoAnn Brown

July 8, 1928 ~ March 11, 2021 (age 92)


     JoAnn (Lang) Brown – age 92, of Hays, Kansas died Thursday, March 11, 2021, at Via Christi Village Care Center, Hays, Kansas.

    She was born July 8, 1928, in Ness City, Kansas to John  J. and Margaret (Schoenberger) Lang.  She married Lawrence F. “Red” Brown on August 27, 1953, in Hays, Kansas.  He preceded her in death on September 14, 2014.

     She and her sister operated the Klothes Kloset Dress Shop in Hays years, and was a waitress at Professor Pitterwurst’s Inn for 16 years.  She grew up in Hays, was a  graduate of Hays High School, and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.  She did a lot of boating and water skiing in her younger years, she enjoyed her gardening and yard work, and was the best grandma.

     Survivors include two sons, Lawrence J. “Larry” Brown, Hays, KS; Patrick J. Brown and wife, Kim, Hays, KS; one brother, Francis Lang and wife, Micky, AZ; one sister, Lorine “Beans” Uttecht, Yuba City, CA; six grandchildren, Kristy Brown; Bridget Hargraves and husband, Keith; Rachel Tyler and husband, Travis; Lawrence P. Brown; Nicki Gonder and husband, Mitch; Austin J. Brown; four great grandchildren, Elijah Tyler; Josephine Hargraves; Sloan Gonder; and Noah Tyler.

     She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three brothers, Raymond, John T., and Julius Lang; five sisters, Pauline Doerfler, Anna Dreiling, Marcella Jakeucnicz, Rita Weigel, Mary Alice Cook; one infant brother, Eugene Lang; and one infant sister, Katie Lang.

     Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 A.M Saturday, June 12, 2021, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hays, Kansas with Father Brian Lager.  The family will receive friends from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. Saturday at the Church.   Inurnment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery, Hays, Kansas

     The family suggests memorials to St. Joseph Catholic Church in care of the mortuary.

     Services are entrusted to Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays, 1919 East 22nd Street, Hays, Kansas 67601.

     Condolences can be sent via e-mail to or can be left at guest book at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.

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