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Arthur K. “Art” Brown, 90, Brown County

Arthur K. “Art” Brown, 90, passed away peacefully Sunday evening, July 28, 2013, at his home in Brown County.  He was one of the few remaining veterans who served on the U.S.S. Enterprise that received enemy fire during World War II. While serving as a ship fitter, second class for the United States Navy on the U.S.S. Enterprise, Art was present at the battles of New Guinea, Yap, Falau, Gilbert Islands, Marshall Islands and many other strikes that his ship made against the enemy. He has been recognized nationally and locally for his heroics and was present for the decommissioning ceremony in Virginia for the current U.S.S. Enterprise ship that he felt so honored to be a part of in 2012.

Art was born April 5, 1923, in Manson, Iowa, to the late James S. and Esther (Nettlemeyer) Brown. He was 1942 graduate of Fort Dodge Senior High School in Iowa. After returning from duty, he helped with his father’s business of moving houses in Iowa, but quickly he became bored with the work. He moved to Indiana and was hired at Martin Marietta Materials in Indianapolis, where he was the head of maintenance until his retirement in 1992. Retirement did not make Art idle, as he loved the welding trade. He had many unique handmade pieces of his welding art at his residence in Brown County. 

  Art was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Nashville and was truly a people person. He enjoyed fishing from his dock and would often invite others to join him for a bit of fishing and storytelling. He also enjoyed old-fashioned western music and dancing. 

Art is survived by his children, Kathleen Elizabeth Barnes of Crystal River, Fla., Arthur K. Brown Jr. of Tampa, Fla., Carl B. Brown of Bloomington and Steven Wayne Adams of Brown County. He will be remembered by his good friend and companion, Patsy Clark of Brown County; sisters, Anna Mae Thomas of Indianapolis and Regina Marie Dye of Elwood; brothers, Donald Brown of Carol, Iowa, Richard Brown of Ft. Dodge, Iowa and Bob Brown of Jewel, Iowa; nine grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren.

Art was preceded in death by his first wife, Elizabeth Rowena Lepley, whom he married in 1945 in Ft. Dodge, Iowa; his second wife, Dorothy Jean Conway, whom he married Aug. 23, 1969 in Elk Point, S.D.; four brothers, George William, James Calvin, Howard Bruce and Chester Leroy Brown.

Ron Higgins of Salvation Army Church in Nashville will conduct a funeral service Friday, Aug. 2, at 10:30 a.m. at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends can call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at the funeral home. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery with military rites presented by the Brown County honor guard.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to the Brown family at

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  Wife of Rawlins Whitaker of Morgantown

  • August 30
    Golf scramble to benefit BCHS athletics set
    1 p.m. Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • August 30
    Mission trip presentation at Fruitdale church
    2 p.m. Midway Church,
  • September 3
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 3
    Future of rural places subject of talk
    5:30 p.m. Brown County Inn, 51 State Road 46 East
  • September 5
    BCHS class of 2005 reunion slated
    3 to 6 p.m., 8 p.m. Deer Run Park; Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • September 6
    Read to dogs at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 8
    Peaceful Valley Heritage meeting
    6:30 p.m. BCCF, 209 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 8
    Retired teachers
    noon Hotel Nashville, 245 N. Jefferson St.
  • September 9
    Nashville Town Council
    6 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • September 12
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • September 18
    BucCornEar Festival fundraiser returns
    4 to 8 p.m. JTFD, 4831 Helmsburg Road, Helmsburg
  • September 18
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    7:30 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 19
    BucCornEar Festival fundraiser returns
    8 a.m. to 8 p.m. JTFD, 4831 Helmsburg Road, Helmsburg
  • September 19
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    6 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 20
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    2 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 28
    American history DVD to play at library
    1 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • October 4
    Read to a dog at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane