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August 15th, 2022

juanita brownJuanita Frances Brown, 60, died Tuesday July 26, 2022 at the Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan.  

She was born March 26, 1962 to Conrad and Petrita (Gonzales) Martinez.

She graduated from Keyes High School in Keyes, Okla., and went on to obtain her Bachelor's degree in education from Oklahoma Panhandle State University in Goodwell, Okla. Upon graduating from OPSU she briefly taught in Felt, Okla. 

In August 1997, she began her career Seward County Community College, where she taught developmental English and was a former director of academic achievement. While at SCCC, she was also an advisor for the Hispanic American Leadership Organization (HALO), active with the Saints Booster Club, and a Mentor for SCCC Migrant Education Program, Via Fort Scott CommunityCollege. Frances was a recipient of the NISOD (National Institute For Staff and Organizational Development) Award.

She was also a strong community supporter where she assisted with voter registrations and serving as a volunteer with the American Red Cross. 

She was a member of the St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Liberal.

Survivors include her father; daughter, Ashley Strother and husband, Tyrel, Manhattan; son, Philip Brown, Liberal; granddaughters, Aubrey Brooke Strother and Lara Elizabeth Strother; grandsons, Cade David Strother and Logan Reed Strother; six sisters: Stella Lucero and husband, Brian, Liberal, Roberta Richard and husband, Ernest, Keyes, Okla., Pat Martinez, Liberal, Dolly Swart, Guymon, Okla., Rosie Carter, Beebe, Ark., and Julie Huffman and husband, Ross, Naches, Wash.; brother, Cecil Maynes, Laverne, Okla.; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother; sister, Maria Sandoval; nephew, RC Manriquez; and nieces, Matie Huffman and Maria Elena Sandoval.

• Friends may call from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022 at Miller Mortuary in Liberal.

Rosary services will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Liberal.

Funeral Mass will be at 12 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Liberal.

Cremation will follow the service.

Memorials are suggested to the Frances Brown Scholarship Fund in care of Miller Mortuary PO Box 826 Liberal, KS 67905-0826. 

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