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Kathryn BrownKathryn Brown

Kathryn Brown died in 1986. In June, she'll send a dozen teenage girls to visit Washington, DC, on an educational trip they will never forget! 

On March 18, 2005 the Board of Trustees for Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children voted to induct Kathryn Brown into the Gladys Smith Society. The Society, named for the first child taken into the Baptist Orphans Home in 1903, recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the ministry of OBHC.

Kathryn Brown and her husband established Brownie's Root Beer and Hamburger Stand on South Harvard Street in Tulsa and operated the popular restaurant for many years.

Known for her ready smile and quick Irish wit, Mrs. Brown did more than serve delicious hamburgers and root beer. She served her Lord and her community by taking an interest in children and by teaching a youth Sunday School class at her church.

When Mrs. Brown died, she left part of her estate to be used as an endowed scholarship fund to provide special educational opportunities for the benefit of female residents of Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children.

In the years since her death, Kathryn has provided college scholarships, vocational education, leadership training, music lessons, and educational opportunities such as trips to our nation's capital for hundreds of girls who have found hope and a home with Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children.

You can make a difference in the lives of children by including Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children in your will or estate plan. Contact Neal Wooldridge at (405) 942-3800, extension 4665 or email Neal Wooldridge to learn how. 03-18-05

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