Thelma L. Brown, 102, Diamond, entered into rest on Jan. 17, 2018 at St. Luke’s Nursing Center in Carthage.

Thelma L. Brown, 102, Diamond, entered into rest on Jan. 17, 2018 at St. Luke’s Nursing Center in Carthage.  
Thelma was born Sept. 25, 1915 in Rocky Comfort, the daughter of Hugh and Cordelia (Bible) Patterson. She was a lifelong area resident and a homemaker. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, watching the birds and was an avid quilter. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Diamond.  Thelma and Noah C. Brown were married on June 30, 1935 at Joplin and he preceded her in death on Nov. 21, 2013.  
She is survived by four children, Joyce Griffin, Carthage; Joy Richardson,  San Antonio, Texas; Curt Brown and wife, Wilma, Diamond and Noah Glen Brown and wife, Judy, Jay, Okla.; 21 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.  
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Carolyn Barnard, grandson, James; granddaughter, Glenna Kay Stripland and brother, Larry Patterson.  
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 at the First Baptist Church in Diamond, Rev. Ron Crow will officiate. Interment will follow in the Diamond Cemetery and grandsons, Jerry Shipman, Gary Shipman, Mike Griffin, Danny Brown, Steve Brown and Brad Brown will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, at the Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.  
Contributions in memory of Thelma may be made to the First Baptist Church Diamond, Building Fund, c/o Clark Funeral Home, PO Box 66; Neosho, MO  64850.
Online condolences may be posted at www.clarkfuneralhomes.com
Services are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.