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Cheryl Jean Brown

Marshalltown, Iowa

May 18, 1945 - May 18, 2024

Cheryl Jean Brown Obituary

Cheryl Jean Brown, 79, of Topeka, Kansas, entered into eternal life Saturday, May 18, 2024, at Iowa River Hospice in Marshalltown, Iowa.


Cheryl was born on May 18, 1945, in Marshalltown, the daughter of Walter and Gwendolyn (McCague) Brown. She grew up in Marshalltown and graduated from MHS in 1963. Cheryl furthered her education at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, receiving a BA in English Literature from there in 1967. Cheryl then moved to Princeton, NJ, where she studied Religious Education and received her Master’s Degree from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1970.


While living in Marshalltown, Cheryl was an active member of Central Christian Church. Music was always an important part of her life, and she frequently sang solos at Central Christian. As a young adult, Cheryl was also actively involved in Marshalltown Tuesday Musical Club, Eastern Star, and P.E.O. Chapter JU. When she move to Topeka, Kansas, in the late l970’s, she became a part of the Civic Music Club of Topeka.


Cheryl spent her college summers at Interlochen Music Camp in Michigan. It was there that she had the opportunity to dance with famed international pianist Van Cliburn, an event that remained a highlight of her life.


Cheryl loved to travel and enjoyed many adventures, both with family and friends. She also pursued her family’s genealogy, reaching out to distant relatives to gather information.


She is survived by her brother Greg (Suzanne) Brown, nieces and nephews: Geof (Marty) Brown of Madison, WI; Elizabeth (Eric) Cox of Lake Elmo, MN; Mitch (Michelle) Brown of Marshalltown; Kathryn Brown of Woodbury, MN., and their families.


A private family graveside service will be held at Riverside Cemetery in Marshalltown. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Marshalltown Tuesday Musical Club or the Iowa River Hospice. Anderson Funeral Homes has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonfhs.com.


To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Cheryl Jean Brown hosted by Anderson Funeral Homes.

Cheryl Jean Brown, 79, of Topeka, Kansas, entered into eternal life Saturday, May 18, 2024, at Iowa River Hospice in Marshalltown, Iowa.


Cheryl was born on May 18, 1945, in Marshalltown, the daughter of Walter and Gwendolyn (McCague) Brown. She grew up in Marshalltown and graduated from MHS in 1963. Cheryl furthered her education at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, receiving a BA in English Literature from there in 1967. Cheryl then moved to Princeton, NJ, where she studied Religious Education and received her Master’s Degree from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1970.


While living in Marshalltown, Cheryl was an active member of Central Christian Church. Music was always an important part of her life, and she frequently sang solos at Central Christian. As a young adult, Cheryl was also actively involved in Marshalltown Tuesday Musical Club, Eastern Star, and P.E.O. Chapter JU. When she move to Topeka, Kansas, in the late l970’s, she became a part of the Civic Music Club of Topeka.


Cheryl spent her college summers at Interlochen Music Camp in Michigan. It was there that she had the opportunity to dance with famed international pianist Van Cliburn, an event that remained a highlight of her life.


Cheryl loved to travel and enjoyed many adventures, both with family and friends. She also pursued her family’s genealogy, reaching out to distant relatives to gather information.


She is survived by her brother Greg (Suzanne) Brown, nieces and nephews: Geof (Marty) Brown of Madison, WI; Elizabeth (Eric) Cox of Lake Elmo, MN; Mitch (Michelle) Brown of Marshalltown; Kathryn Brown of Woodbury, MN., and their families.


A private family graveside service will be held at Riverside Cemetery in Marshalltown. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Marshalltown Tuesday Musical Club or the Iowa River Hospice. Anderson Funeral Homes has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonfhs.com.


To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Cheryl Jean Brown hosted by Anderson Funeral Homes.

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