Eula Latham Brown died at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., after a brief illness, at the age of 91. She spent her childhood years in Bernie, Mo. She was the second child of the six children of Dora (Grayum) Latham and James Arthur Latham. She was preceded in death by her husband, Haskell Welborn Brown. They had been married for 60 years and had two children. Together, shortly after World War II, they founded Brown, Sand & Gravel Company. Starting in the early 1960s. Eula worked for over 25 years for the Mo. Dept. of Social Services. Also in the early 1960s, Eula returned to college and obtained a B.A. degree from the University of Oklahoma.
Their son, James Haskell (Sandy) Brown, died in 2005. She is survived by her daughter, Judy Brown (John) Steiner of St. Louis; one granddaughter, Diana Brown; one grandson, Mike Steiner; two brothers and their wives, Martha and William Arthur (Bill) Latham of Bernie and Joyce and James Robert (Bob) Latham of Florissant, Mo.
Eula and Haskell both loved their friends and fellow worshippers and Sunday School classes at the First Baptist Church in Bloomfield. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and friend to many. She will be deeply missed.
Visitation will take place at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011 from 10-11 a.m. Funeral services will then be conducted at 11 a.m. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie. Interment will follow in the Bernie Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Stoddard County Children's Home, P. O. Box 164, Dexter, Mo. 63841.