Josephine Rose Brewer

Josephine R. Brewer, 94, of Roeland Park, KS passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at Delmar Gardens of Overland Park. 


Josephine was born October 28, 1925 to the late Joseph and Rosalie LoNigro in St. Louis, Missouri.  On May 8, 1950 Josephine married Lynn Brewer.  He preceded her in death on December 28, 1998. Before his passing, Josephine and Lynn were active with the Knights of Columbus and could be found every Saturday night cooking at the Knights Hall in Kansas City, Kansas.  She was an active member of St. Agnes Catholic Parish before her health prohibited her from attending.   Josephine was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother.  She enjoyed filling her days caring for her children and later helping with her grandchildren as much as possible. 


Josephine is survived by her five sons, Lawrence Brewer; Steve Brewer; Dennis Brewer; David Brewer; Richard Brewer and wife Suzanne; nine grandchildren, Alexis Brewer; Natalia Peterson and husband Kyle; Paul Brewer and wife Nichol; Jessica Petritz and husband Johnny; Andrew Brewer; Heather Palelei and husband Golden; Eric Brewer; Sophia Brewer; and Jack Brewer.  Five great grandchildren, Charlotte Peterson; Colin Peterson; Luna Brewer; Gunnar Brewer and Ronin Palelei also survive her. 


Visitation and Graveside Services

Visitation will be 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 22 at the Amos Family Funeral Home.  Graveside services will follow the visitation  at 2 p.m. at Resurrection Cemetery in Lenexa, KS.   Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, the graveside service is reserved for immediate family members only.  

Memorial Contributions

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105 or Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, 9720 W. 87th Street, Overland Park, KS 66212 . 



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3 Comments on “Josephine Rose Brewer”

  1. Georgia Bowdre Says:

    I am so sorry to my Aunt Jo’s family for the loss of my precious Aunt Jo. I have so many wonderful memories of “Uncle” Jo (as we used to call her for some reason). She always entertained and played with us cousins while the adults were busy in the kitchen at Grandma’s Sunday dinners. She was always an inspiration to me and I loved her so very much.

    Georgia (LaTour) Bowdre

  2. Ron Brewer Says:

    The passing of Aunt Jo will touch many hearts as she did in life. I have known her for over 65 years and she was always my favorite of the 5 Brewer wives of that era. Quick to smile and always encouraging. She will be missed by many but never forgotten.

  3. nancy holliday Says:

    Jo and Lynn and the boys were my neighbors across the street on Granada Lane for many years. She was a sweetie. Such a hard worker. Never learned to drive but that didn’t stop her being active in so any activities. She and Mary and Rosemary were like my second mothers. 5438 Granada was the first house I ever bought and back in 1976 I couldn’t have managed to undate it and the landscaping without the support and help of my three “adopted mothers”. Jo is one person who will always have a special place in my heart. May she rest in peace.

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