Joyce Elaine Brown

Joyce Elaine Brown, 86, of Aurora, passed away Dec. 21, 2019, at the Aurora Nursing Center. She was born Aug. 16, 1933, in Cassville, to Samuel and Bernita (Sisney) Ennis.
Brown worked for MWM Color Press in Aurora and retired after 25 years at Valley Printers in Verona. She was a member of the Clay Hill Community Church. In 1949, she married Robert Duff Brown, in Cassville. He preceded her in death in 2004.
Brown is survived by: daughters, Nancy (Larry) Roof of Galena, Lynn (Tom)Baker of Aurora and Carla (Gary) Lester of Cassville; son, Jesse (Lynn) Brown of Jenkins; brother, Verdayne (Olafe) Ennes of Monett; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and three nephews. Brown was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; brother, J.D. Ennis; sister, Jackie Rosier; two grandsons; one great-grandson; and a niece.
A visitation was held Dec. 28, 2019, at the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora with a funeral service that followed in the funeral home chapel. Burial followed at the Mineral Springs Cemetery in Cassville. Memorials may be made to the Mineral Springs Cemetery in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be shared at


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