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Adrienne Brown, 53, of Lawrence, KS, died Saturday, January 1, 2022, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital after a 10-year battle with multiple myeloma.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Adrienne was born March 4, 1968 in The Bronx, NY, the daughter of Ernest and Vanda (Covelli) Brown.

She has lived in Lawrence since 2011, moving here from Bel Air, MD where she lived for 12 years and previously lived in several places in Kansas.

She graduated from Coldwater High School, Coldwater, KS, with the class of 1986. Adrienne continued her studies at Kansas State University and graduated in 1994 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in painting.

She was a lifelong artist.

Adrienne enjoyed playing with her dogs, Gracie Mae and Chloe June, gardening, cooking, reading human interest stories, movies, history, remodeling and kayaking.

She was predeceased by her father Ernest Brown and her sister Judy Brown.

Survivors include his longtime partner of 27 years, Carla Wiederholt of Lawrence; mother Vanda Brown of Manassas, Virginia; six siblings, John Brown of Washington, DC, Michael Brown of Wichita, KS, Kathy Brown (Vinny) of Cortlandt Manor, NY; Anne Brown of Lebanon, MO, Laura Garcia (Johnny) of Olympia, WA, and Vanda Johnson (Todd) of Manassas, VA; several nieces, nephews, as well as uncle Orazio and aunt Geneviève Covelli.

The family suggests memorial contributions to LMH Health Cancer Center c/o Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory, Ottawa, KS 66067. Family and friends are encouraged to post their condolences and memories on Adrienne’s Tribute Wall at www.


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