Norman Brammell

Norman Wyatt Brammell, 80, Lawrence, died April 13, 2012, after fighting a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

He was born Feb. 15, 1932, in Ozawkie, the son of Guy Henry and Bessie Emma Johnson Brammell.

He served in the U.S. Army as a corporal during the Korean War. He also was a K-9 trainer.

He received his master’s in education and business from Emporia State University. He taught in Meriden and Horton, but the main part of his teaching career was at Wellsville High School for 27 years, 1966-1993.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Lawrence and the Dorsey Liberty Post No. 14, American Legion.

He married Marjorie Ann Swoyer July 1, 1959, in Oskaloosa. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two daughters, Marianne Brammell Lyon, Chaska, Minn., and Sonja Lynn Merino-Brammell, Olathe; five grandchildren, April, Lauren, Trevor, David, and Nicolas. He was the 11th of 12 children, Max Brammell, Angie Curtis, Florene Johnson, Madene Schiable are surviving. He was preceded in death by five sisters and two brothers.

Funeral service for will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, April 19, at First United Methodist Church. Burial with military honors will follow at Ozawkie Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the National Parkinson Foundation and sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence.

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