Arla Faye Brown, age 94, of Moran, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center.
Arla was born Jan. 20, 1926, to Edward and Jessie (Wilson) Louk in Garnett. She was born on a farm west of Garnett, then moved to Bush City in 1936. She graduated from Kincaid High School in 1944. She married Leonard Gifford on Oct. 4, 1951. Leonard passed away in 1976. She later married T.C. Brown in March of 1981. T.C. passed away in 1987.
Soon after high school, Arla started working at the Bank of Kincaid as a teller. After working for the bank, she started working for Sunflower Ordnance in Sunflower, Kan., where she made rocket fuel/powder for World War II. Upon returning home to Moran, she farmed and did odd jobs. In 1966, she purchased The Moran Locker, building a new establishment in 1976. Arla retired in December of 1980.
Arla enjoyed golfing, fishing, casino trips, playing cards, gardening, and had a love for dogs, especially “wiener” dogs. She became a member of the Kincaid Masonic Eastern Star in 1944.
Arla was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Cedric and Wilbur Louk; and one sister, Edna Bailey.
Arla is survived by one brother, Doug Louk and wife, Sue of Kearney, Mo.; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 10: a.m. Monday in The Chapel at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service in Iola, with burial to follow at Moran Cemetery. Family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday in The Venue at the funeral home in Iola.
Memorial contributions in honor of Arla are suggested to Shriners Transportation Fund or A.C.A.R.F. of LaHarpe, Kansas and may be left with the funeral home.
Condolences for the family may be left online at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.