Abe Brown of Baxter Springs, Kan., died Friday, May 25, 2007, at Higher Call Nursing Center in Quapaw. He was 81.

Mr. Brown was born Sept. 11, 1925, to Harry and Audry (Perry) Brown in Wellston.

He was a World War II veteran of the Navy.

He was a self-employed automotive mechanic and was of the Christian faith.

He married Nina Shinpoch on Oct. 15, 1947, in Las Vegas, Nev. She survives, of the home.

Additional survivors include three sons, Jerry Brown and Timothy Brown, both of Lake Havasu, Ariz., and Jack Brown of Baxter Springs; one brother, Jerry Brown of Oklahoma City; one sister, Myrtle Patton of Oklahoma City, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials services will be announced at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of Paul Thomas Funeral Home of Picher.