January 30, 1925 - January 22, 2020
Betty Brand, 94, of Overland Park, Kansas, died Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at Brookdale Senior Living, Overland Park, Kansas. Mrs. Brand was born is Kansas City, Missouri, the daughter of Samuel and Jennie Brown and sister of Nathan Brown. Her husband of 54 years, Arthur Brand, died in l997. Mrs. Brand was a loving and devoted wife, mother of her four children, grandmother of four grandchildren and great grandmother to her three great grandchildren. Mrs. Brand is survived by her son, Bruce Brand, her daughters Pamela and Marcia Brand and her daughter and son-in-law, Toba and Stephen Maslan; her granddaughters Shira Wajcman and Maya Brand, her grandson Evan Gundlach, granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Sarah and Dan Stras; and her great grandchildren, Jeremiah, Samantha and Eitan Wajcman. Betty and Arthur Brand were leaders in the community throughout their lives. Among other accomplishments, she served as president of the Women’s Division of the Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City, B’nai B’rith, and Beth Shalom Sisterhood. She was actively involved in selling Israel Bonds, receiving its Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitarian Award. She was also acknowledged as the Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy Auxiliary ‘Woman of the Year.’ Mrs. Brand’s passion for the arts led her to establish the Arthur Kraft Memorial Scholarship for the Visual Arts in 2007. An artist in her own right, she shared her personal works in a one-woman show at the age of 85. The funeral will be held on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 2:30pm at Louis Memorial Chapel; burial in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Beth Shalom Synagogue, the Arthur Kraft Memorial Scholarship for the Visual Arts or a charity of one's choice.
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