517 E Washington St, Arma, KS 66712

WILLIAM EDWARD BROWN January 23, 1935 - May 13, 2024

Date of Funeral

May 17, 2024

William Edward Brown, 89, of Wichita, Kansas died at 8:37 P.M. Monday, May 13, 2024 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas.

Mr. Brown was born January 23, 1935 at Athens, Ohio the son of Ivan R. and Louis Seiple Brown. Bill was a retired Aeronautical Engineer who worked for Beech Aircraft Corporation in Wichita. He was raised in Athens, Ohio and graduated from Athens High School. He attended Ohio University and received a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering and zoology. He later attended Wichita State University and received a masters degree in aeronautical engineering. He served in the United States Air Force for 11 years. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He married Betty Lou Paugh on September 8, 1956 in Athens, Ohio. Mrs. Brown survives at the home. Survivors include his wife Betty of the home, one daughter, Jaqueline (Paul) Cox of Wichita, one son, Bill (Jennifer) Brown of Wichita, and a sister-in-law, Claudia Brown and her children Eric, Katrina, and Rachel of New York. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Dick Brown.

Graveside services will be at 11 A.M. Friday, May 17, 2024 at the Kensington Gardens Cemetery at Wichita, Kansas with Pastor John Durso officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bedene Funeral Home, 517 E. Washington, Box 621, Arma, Kansas 66712.

Graveside Services
Friday, May 17, 2024 at 11:00 A.M.
Kensington Gardens Cemetery
Wichita, Kansas


  1. REPLY
    Bill Roberts says

    You were a friend, fellow pilot, builder and great story teller. I still remember and laugh about the time at the club meeting you were telling us how to vacuum form, heating up the plastic and to NEVER use the same oven as what your wife uses to cook with! You will be missed my friend. Blue Skies and Tailwinds…

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    Harry Simpson says

    Rest William, until you hear at dawn, the low, clear reveille of God. Thank you for your service to this nation. U.S. Air Force Vietnam Era, 11 years of service.

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    Bill Wise says

    Bill was a very good engineer and a good personal friend of mine, and I enjoyed having him work for me
    at Beech for many years. You all have my deepest sympathies.

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    Michael Imbler says

    So sorry for your loss. I worked for Bill at Beech and he was a wonderful person. Smart, kind and humble. I always thought of him as a friend as well as a boss/mentor.

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