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Mary L. Brown

March 6, 1960 March 13, 2020
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Obituary for Mary L. Brown

Mary L. Brown, 60 of Brownstown, died at 1:35 p.m., Friday, March 13, 2020 at her home with her family by her bedside.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at Gieseking Funeral Home, Brownstown with PeeWee Denton officiating. Burial will follow at Liberty Cemetery, rural Brownstown. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, March 16th at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the Fayette County Cancer Fund.

Mary Lorraine was born on Sunday, March 6, 1960 in Vandalia, IL to Truman and Ida (Haslett) Rhodes. She married Jake F. Brown on October 29, 1977 in St. Elmo.

She was a member of Kaskaskia Church, Beecher City where she had been a song leader. During her working career she had been a paramedic with Fayette County Hospital and with Transocean as the primary medical personnel on an off-shore drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico. She had also been an EMT instructor and a car seat safety checker for the Illinois State Police.

Mary leaves behind her husband of over 42 years of marriage, Jake Brown of Brownstown; son, Jacob Brown and his wife Marissa of Troy; daughters, Rachel Seabaugh and her husband Eric of Brownstown and Rebecca Brown of Brownstown; brothers, Mike Rhodes of Brownstown and Joe Rhodes of Farina; sisters, Margie Sperry and her husband Roger of St. Elmo, Sharon Brown-Stein of St. Elmo, Paulette Hardig and her husband Kenny of St. Elmo, Susie Flowers of Altamont and Penny Miller of Mtn. View, AR; 4+ grandchildren, Jimmy ‘Beezer’ Caraway, Alex Caraway, Jaxon Seabaugh and Madelyn Mae Brown and a granddaughter arriving in July; many nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Pat Rhodes, sisters, Peggy Knierim and Billie Jo in infancy.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

16

Mar

4:00 PM 3/16/2020 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 3/16/2020 8:00:00 PM
Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home

Corner of College and North
Brownstown, IL 62418

Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home
Corner of College and North Brownstown 62418 IL
United States

Service

Tuesday

17

Mar

11:00 AM 3/17/2020 11:00:00 AM
Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home

Corner of College and North
Brownstown, IL 62418

Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home
Corner of College and North Brownstown 62418 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Liberty Cemetery Final Resting Place

1593 E 2300 Ave
Brownstown, IL 62411

1593 E 2300 Ave Brownstown 62411 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Fayette County Cancer Fund

P.O. Box #84
Vandalia, IL 62471

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

501 St Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105
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