Mary Brown

Obituary of Mary Brown

Mary Ellen (Hall) Brown, 91, of Carlinville, went to be with her Lord Tuesday morning, January 8, 2019, at Carlinville Area Hospital in Carlinville, IL.

Mary Ellen was born on September 19, 1927 to James S. and Edna Faye (Rose) Hall at their home in rural Carlinville, IL. On December 27, 1951 she married Jack Dwayne Brown, Sr. at the Concord Primitive Baptist Church in Palmyra, IL. He preceded her in death on July 13, 2008.

Mary Ellen was a homemaker and a dietitian. She attended Denby Grade School, District 55, and graduated from Carlinville High School with the class of 1946. Mary Ellen graduated from Blackburn College in 1948, then obtained her Dietetic degree from the University of Illinois in 1951. Her dietetic internship was completed at Oklahoma AandM University. Mary Ellen was a member of Memorial Christian Church and the Dietetic Association. She loved flowers, especially orchids, cooking, and preparing all types of food.

Mary is survived by her daughter, Jill (Bill) Leonard of New Lenox, IL; son, Jack D (Donita) Brown, Jr. of Payette, ID; step-daughter, Pat (Marvin) Mann of CA; step-son, Mike (Sharon) Brown of CA; 8 grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jack Dwayne Brown, Sr.; and brothers, Floyd and Perry Hall.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 11th at 11:00 am at the Memorial Christian Church, 410 E. 1st North, Carlinville, with Rev. Gary Farthing officiating.

Friends may call on Friday, from 9:30 until the time of service, at the church.

Burial will take place in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Palmyra, IL.

Memorials are suggested to the Memorial Christian Church.

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Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville is in charge of arrangements.