English teacher, a Southern lady, generously served her community
Nellie Browning, who came to Normandy in the 1960s, eventually became chairman of the English Department and completed a teaching career of 40 years when she retired, died at the age of 74 on June 28, 2005. She was the aunt and great-aunt of large family. She was the dear friend of another Normandy legend, Olive M. Kite, who was quoted in the Normandy Retired Miss Browning Teachers' Association news letter Nor-Sen as saying, She had been born in Shreveport, Louisiana, and earned her teaching degrees at St. Louis University and Stephen F. Austin State University in the piney woods of East Texas. A genuine lady who was also spirited and energetic, and an outstanding teacher, Miss Browning was active in St. Ann's Catholic Church in Normandy. She served as treasurer of both the Normandy Vikings Meals on Wheels and Meals on Wheels of Church Women United. Memorial services took place July 11 at St. Ann's. Donations may be made to Pi Chapter Scholarship Fund, 2415 Entity, Overland, Missouri 63114.