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Monday August 13th, 2018

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Janet Brown

Marion- Janet Brown, 66, of Marion, died at 2:00 AM, Friday, August 3, 2018 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Mattoon. Janet was born on April 11, 1952 in East Moline to Gordon Ellsworth and Naomi (Hornick) Smith. She was raised by her loving grandmother- May Hornick. She married Douglas Brown on December 26, 1968 by the Justice of the Peace at Benton Courthouse. Her life was dedicated to caring for others. She worked many long hours as a registered nurse for area nursing homes, hospitals and doctors’ offices. Even recently she filled in when needed at local nursing facilities. She taught in the nursing program at John A Logan College in Carterville. Janet was a wonderful lady. She was a faithful Christian and prayer warrior who read her Bible and prayed daily for those in need. She was a kindhearted woman who practiced what she preached and “took in” many children who needed food and direction. She enjoyed cooking and was known for her lasagna. In her spare time she liked to spend time with her family and travel to different destinations. Survivors include- Husband- Douglas Brown of Marion Son- Dr. Douglas Brown III and wife Noel of Marion Daughter- Angie Smith and husband Robbey of Marion Daughter- Michelle Clark and husband Randy of Pittsburg Son- Chris Brown and wife Kristin of Mattoon 13 Grandchildren: K.C. Sapp and husband Chris, Brockton Brown, Kiegan Rix, Everly Brown, Tyler Smith and wife Abby, Tyson Smith, SSgts. Maci Elliott and husband Stephen, Cody Clark, Cailey Clark, Justin Clark, Adrianne Bleyer, Landon Brown and Loralei Brown Great Granddaughter- Emma Jo Smith Brothers- Mike Smith of Pittsburg and Kelly Smith and wife Stacy of Marion Several nieces and nephews She was preceded in death by her parents, beloved grandmother, her sister- Diane and brothers- Clarence “Corky”, Donny, and Leonard Smith. She also lost one brother to an accident- Dale Smith. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, August 13, 2018 at Blue Funeral Home in Marion. Rev. Eddie Donelson will officiate. Burial will follow. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM, Sunday, August 12, 2018 at Blue Funeral Home in Marion. Memorial donations are suggested to the Family or the JALC/ Nursing Program and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home/1704 N. Court/ Marion, IL 62959. For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit www.hughesfuneralhomes.com.

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I loved you Janet Brown.I wasn't there much.But you were my big sister.I'm very sad now.and will always carry you with me. Goodbye sister.Until we meet again. I'm so sorry for all her family& friends.You were are so special.I looked up to you all.forever& always.

Donna Gale Hill Aug 14 2018 1:31 PM

Janet my old friend rest in peace. You were a great friend & we had lots of good memories but the thing I remember the most is how much you loved your children & how full your house always was. My condolences to the Brown family, she will be missed.

Christie Wickham Aug 12 2018 4:25 PM

I worked with Janet at Herrin Hospital and shared much laughter. She is safely home.

Margaret Samuel Aug 11 2018 1:34 PM

Your family is in our prayers. We will not be able to attend the funeral. We will be out of town. But please know that we are thinking of all of you. Please let us know if we can do anything

Rob and Tina Null Aug 9 2018 5:24 PM

Janet was a much loved employee at the Cat Scan office of Dr. David Sloan in Herrin, Illinois for 10 years. She was wonderful with the patients and hospital staff. She seemed to be able to do anything, a rare skill. She made the world a better place for all of us. It has been a privilege to have shared her life.

Lucy Sloan Aug 8 2018 10:14 PM

Doug, I worked with your mother for many years and loved her spirit and kind nature. May your many memories comfort you in the loss of this dear soul.

Dixie L. Richardson Aug 7 2018 11:18 AM

At a loss for words. She loved Aunt Geri and She loved Janet...Speaking for Mom she will miss her si much ..but they had a ball when she was here in June.. We love you Doug and all the family so much..

Aunt Geri , Uncle Ed and Kim Aug 6 2018 11:16 PM

She was an awesome lady, with a heart as big as Texas.

Cena Davis Aug 6 2018 2:28 PM

Everytime I talked with Janet she talked about her family. She had a great love for all of you. She was a great friend and awesome nurse. She will be missed, but we will see her again if we follow Jesus as she did. Gods comfort and peace

Mindy Allen Aug 6 2018 2:05 PM

Janet was a wonderful lady and I remember lots of times spent together when our children were growing up together. We were neighbors and saw each other often. She was a Christian woman, strong in her faith, and I know where she resides today. May she rest in peace until we meet again.

Mary McKay Aug 5 2018 11:57 PM

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