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Louise (Porter) Brown

February 21, 1926 ~ February 29, 2020 (age 94)


Mrs. Louise Porter Brown, 94 of Morehead, passed away peacefully Saturday, February 29, 2020 at the Ridgeway Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Owingsville surrounded by her family.

She was born at Stark in Elliott County, Kentucky on February 21, 1926 to the late Andy and Pearl Thompson Porter.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Galen "Brownie" Brown, five brothers: Eugene, Ralph, Raymond, Bert and Jim Willy. Also one sister Virginia Greene.

Louise was a retired schoolteacher whose career affected many young lives. She began teaching at Concord on Brown Ridge, schools in Ohio while her husband was with Ashland Oil and then back home to Lakeside Elementary in Elliott County where she retired in 1986.

With her five brothers serving in the military from Europe to the Pacific during World War II. Louise left home at seventeen to contribute to the war effort. She moved to Baltimore, Maryland with her sister Virginia and resided in a boarding house and worked in a defense plant manufacturing airplanes. A true "Rosie the Riveter" of the world's greatest generation.

Louise was a graduate of Morehead State University and was a faithful  member of Morehead United Methodist Church for over 48 years. She was also a member of the Elliott County Retired Teachers Association. She enjoyed reading her bible and time with her family and friends.

Survivors include her son Ed Brown and his wife Julie of Lexington, daughter Pat Skeans and her husband Kenny of Morehead. Her grandchildren, Emma (Sam) Lawson, Rachel (Caleb) Madden, Jan (Matt) White. Great grandchildren, Abigail Hanshaw,  Anna Lawson and Blake (Hannah) White.  Also, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, March 3, 2020 in the chapel of the Michael R. Gray Funeral Home in Morehead with Rev. Tim Rhodes and Rev. Aaron Mansfield officiating.

Burial will follow in the Elliott County Memory Gardens in Sandy Hook, Kentucky.

Visitation at the Michael R. Gray Funeral Home in Morehead is after 6:00 P.M. Monday, March 2, 2020.

Serving as pall bearers will be Ed Brown, Kenny Skeans, Sam Lawson, Caleb Madden, Mattie DeHart and Rick Brown.

Contributions are suggested to the Dementia Care Fund at the St. Claire Foundation, 222 Medical Circle, Morehead, Kentucky 40351.

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March 2, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Michael R. Gray Funeral Home
808 Old Flemingsburg Road
Morehead, KY 40351

Funeral Service
March 3, 2020

11:00 AM
Michael R. Gray Funeral Home
808 Old Flemingsburg Road
Morehead, KY 40351

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