Betty Jean (Darnell) Brown

Born: Wed., Dec. 26, 1934
Died: Sun., Mar. 2, 2014


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Mar. 06, 2014
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Fri., Mar. 07, 2014
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

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   Mrs. Betty Jean Brown, 79, of Quincy, died at 6:55 p.m. Sunday (March 2, 2014) in Blessing Hospital.

   Born December 26, 1934 in Quincy, Betty was the daughter of Rufus and Helen DeLonjay Darnell. She married George J. Brown on August 6, 1954 in Quincy. He survives.

   Betty had been employed at Motorola until their closing and then for 28 years at Quincy Compressor until her retirement.  Following her retirement, she was the activity director for the Adams County Homemakers Adult Daycare for several years. Betty was a member of the Machinist Local 822 and Rocky Point Club.

   Betty enjoyed watching and handfeeding the squirrels and birds in her yard daily. Other interests include arts and crafts, designing and fabricating birdhouses, wind chimes and making Halloween costumes. She also loved cooking and baking and will be fondly remembered for the fudge she made.

   Survivors include her husband, George; two sons, Lennie Brown (DeVonna Miller) and Kennie Brown both of Quincy; a daughter, Pennie Kruse (Larry) of Payson, IL; nine grandchildren, Brandy Logsdon (Will), Mandy Colclasure (Dennis), Candi Liverett, Tami Brown, Kindell Brown, Jacob Brown (Regan), Shandi Brown, Cory Brown and Lance Ferguson; nine great grandchildren, Bailey Logsdon, Braiden Colclasure, Carter Logsdon, Logan Colclasure, Daniel McBride, Colton Logsdon, Lachlan McBride, Tamira Durking and Jentry Sweet; two brothers, Vernon Darnell (Ruby) of Blanchard, OK and Harold "Hokie" Darnell (Sylvia) of St. Louis, MO; two sisters, Viola Cooper of Burlington, IA and Eva Overlander of Mendon, IL; and many loving nieces and nephews.

   Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10:30 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home by Pastor Robert Cook.  Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.

   Visitation will be Thursday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 and Friday morning until the time of services at the funeral home.

   Memorials may be made to the Shriner's Childrens Hospital or Ronald McDonald House.

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Robin Green
   Posted Thu March 06, 2014
I wanted to stop by and tell you Pat that I love and miss you and I wanted to tell you Thank You for helping me when I was younger and through the years. It is hard to believe that you will not be around.
You have an amazing family and please watch over all of them.

See ya again one day. Love you x daughter in law Robin

Hokie & Sylvia Darnell
   Posted Thu March 06, 2014
May God put his arms around you all at this time and give you all peace!!!
" Cherish the memories as you go forth in your lives "

Sorry we can't be with you all at this time . Remember we love you all!!!

Linda Flaugher & Monte Davis, Sr
   Posted Fri March 07, 2014
We are so sorry we could not be there with you, Pennie, Kennie, Lennie and all your family. What a blessing it is having such a wonderful, & amazing Mother thru life.
May God wrap his arms around your family, filling you with peace.

Valerie Barnett
   Posted Tue March 11, 2014
So sorry we couldn't be there but no that our thoughts and prayers are with you. It is very hard and you will always miss her, just remember that over time it will get better. Love you all
Bill, Junie and Ashley

Vernon & Ruby Darnell
   Posted Tue March 11, 2014
God Bless all of you.

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