Barbara Jean Brown
Virden – Barbara Jean Brown, 75, of Virden, IL passed away at 2:12 AM Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL surrounded by her loving family.
Barbara was born April 17, 1943 in Springfield, IL a daughter to Steve and Marguerite (Holloway) Centko. She married Russell E. Brown on May 5, 1962 in Virden, IL.
Barbara retired from Blue Cross / Blue Shield in 2009 after 17 years of service. She was an active member of the Church of Faith and Deliverance. She served as the Treasurer and was actively involved in the Auburn Senior Citizens. She was also an avid volunteer for many causes during her lifetime; she was very proud of her accomplishments assisting the First Baptist Church of Girard with stuffing thousands of eggs for the annual community Easter Egg Hunt. She was a member of several card clubs. When Barbara wasn’t using her free time crocheting or playing her Kindle, she loved to travel. She also cared for many family and friends during their time of need. Her favorite pastime was spending time with her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, sisters and friends.
Surviving Barbara is her son, Brian E. (Cindy) Brown of Lowder, IL; daughter, Tina M. Brown of Girard, IL; sisters, Nancy Lowder of Springfield, IL, Betty Jones of Chatham, IL; grandchildren, Jamie Brown, Brian R. Brown, Clayton Waldeck; great grandchildren, Xavier Lance and Wyatt Brown. Preceding Barbara in death are her parents, husband, Russell E. Brown and daughter, Penny S. Brown.
Visitation will be from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Sunday, August 26, 2018 at the Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home in Virden, IL. Funeral Service will be at 11:00 A.M. Monday, August 27, 2018 also at the funeral home with Pastor Julie Elliott and Pastor Victor Angulo officiating. Pallbearers: Brian E. Brown, Clayton Waldeck, Xavier Lance, Jeff Tolbert, Eric Hampton, Cliff Buscher, Doug Waldeck and Jack Maguire. Memorials may be made to Prairieland Ambulance, Virden, IL or the Girard Food Pantry. Interment will be in the Virden Cemetery, Virden, IL. To leave a comment for the family please visit: www.calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.com