STEWARD — Shirley Jean Brown, 79, of Steward, passed away peacefully at Lincolnshire Place, Sycamore, with family by her side late Friday, March 2, 2018.
She was born April 11, 1938 in Rochelle, the daughter of Raymond George and Margel (Kehn) Johnson. She graduated from Rochelle Township High School in 1956. Shirley married Carl James Brown on Sept. 16, 1956 at the Steward United Methodist Church.
She was a member of the Steward United Methodist Church where she enjoyed helping the United Methodist Women and participating in events with the Senior group. Over the years, Shirley enjoyed helping her husband, Carl, and son, David, with the family farming operations.
Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Carl; parents, Raymond and Margel; and sister, Carol Rae.
Shirley is survived by her son, David Brown, of Steward; her daughter, Karen (Jay) Kissack of Algonquin; her brother, Robert (Darlene) Johnson; five grandchildren, Jessica (Justin) Hall, Shawnna (Ben) Doyle, Casey Brown, and Logan and Dylan Kissack; and great-grandchildren, Finleigh and Foster Hall.
Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 10 with the funeral service immediately following at the Unger-Horner Funeral Home in Rochelle. Burial will be at the Steward Cemetery.
Memorial funds are established to the Steward United Methodist Church.
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