Jack and Sue
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History

Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home of Cottonwood Falls, Kansas, has continuously served families of Chase County and the Flint Hills since 1881. It is the oldest continuously operated firm in the county. On August 31, 1881, Bill and Emma Plumberg Brown entered into the furniture and undertaking businesses in Strong City, Kansas. In 1900, the Browns moved both businesses to Cottonwood Falls. Bill and Emma Brown operated the firm under the name of E. Brown and Son until 1933. Frank and Georgia Houston Brown and Charles and Mildred Brown operated the firm until 1957 when Race and Marilyn Bennett took over the operations. In 1982 Jack and Susan Alexander purchased the funeral home and have continued to offer personalized family care. In 1962, Mason and Lorene Blackmore assisted the Bennetts and continued to work with the Alexanders until Mason's and Lorene's deaths.

Jack Alexander
Jack received his Funeral and Embalming degree from the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science, attended the University of Kansas, and received a Bachelor of Science in Business from the William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri. Jack worked as a Mortician at the University of Kansas Medical Center for three years. For eleven years, Jack served as manager of the former Fulton-Nickel Funeral Home in Kansas City, Kansas.
Susan Alexander
Susan received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Kansas in Kansas City, Kansas. She completed the Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner program at Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas. Susan is a Licensed Funeral Director in the state of Kansas. Susan completed a program sponsored by the American Academy of Bereavement and is a Grief Facilitator. She offers support groups for those suffering with not only loss by death, but also, loss of health, job, etc. "Sometimes people just need to talk and have someone to really listen to them." Recently, Susan completed the Certified Celebrants program offered through In-Sight Institute, conducted by Doug Manning and Glenda Stansbury. This is a program which trains lay people to perform "personalized services."
   
     

201 Cherry St., P.O. Box 220 • Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845

620-273-6311