Neva Christene (Deather-age) Brown McMullen, 78, of Independence, Mo., died Oct. 16, 2006, at Independence Manor Care Center.
She was born in Argosy, Ark. She was a member of Flora Baptist Church in Viola.
Survivors include two sons, Richard Brown of Rainier, Oregon, and Danny Brown of Gardner, Kan.; three daughters, Ellene Brown of Centerville, Ohio, Linda Roberts of Indepen- dence, Mo., and Delores Sanders of Merkel, Texas; a stepson, Wayne McMullen of Lawrence, Kan.; a stepdaughter, Sharon Oschel of Lawrence, Kan.; two sisters, Eula Schieck of Oakville, Wash., and Vera Austin of Spokane, Wash.; six grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren; a great- great-grandchild; and a stepgreat-great-grandchild;
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Bennie Brown and Melvin McMullen; a stepdaughter, Virginia Sterling; two sisters; three brothers; and a great-grandson.
Funeral services were held Oct. 23 at Flora Baptist Church in Viola. Burial followed in Flora Cemetery with arrangements by Maple Hill Funeral Home in Lawrence, Kans. Local arrangements were by Cox-Blevins Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to Crossroads Hospice.