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Joan Brown

Joan Brown

BROWN

Joan Brown, 82, of Sparta, IL; Born on March 5, 1939 in Eden, IL; passed away on Friday, May 28, 2021 at the Randolph County Care Center in Sparta, IL.

Joan married George Robert  “Bob” Brown on June 15, 1957 in Sparta, IL.  Joan and Bob owned Brown’s Jewelry Store and Fashion Crossroads Clothing Store, which were both located in Sparta.  She was an active member of the Red Hat Society.  Joan and the rest of the Red Hat Society would travel to many different nursing homes and sing to the residents to brighten their day.  She loved animals, especially her dogs.

She is survived by her children – Jeffrey R. (Sheila) Brown of Sparta, IL, Greg Brown of Ava, IL, Pam Doolin of Royalton, IL, and Rhonda (Chad) Levan of Ava, IL; ten grandchildren – Rachel Brown, Caleb Brown, Joshua (Jen) Brown, Kristina Brown, Nick Schweizer, Robby Schweizer, Dylan Schweizer, Samantha Gentry, Sydney Levan, and Seth Levan; thirteen great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

Joan was preceded in death by her husband – George Robert Brown; parents – John and Bessie (Benedict) Bradley; brother – Don Bradley; sister – Ruth Kane.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Randolph County Humane Society and St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.heilschuessler.com.

Visitation: Family and friends may attend Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL on Thursday, June 3, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Funeral: Services will be held at Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL on Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.

Interment: Burial will be held at Caledonia Cemetery in Sparta, IL.

Heil – Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL is in charge of arrangements

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  1. Dave & Roberta Brancecum says:

    I was sorry to hear of Miss Joan Brown’s passing. My husband & I have only known her these last 10 years through the Sparta Christian Church. She was a sweet beautiful women. We are sorry for your lost. God bless her family.

  2. Bill and Diana Joiner says:

    Please accept our deepest condolences. We are so sorry to hear of your loss.

  3. DORIS CAVALIER says:

    I WAS SADDENED TO LEARN OF JOAN’S PASSING. WE HAD BECOME FRIENDS OVER THE YEARS. HER HUSBAND BOB AND I WERE IN THE SAME GRADE AT SCHOOL. AND WE PATRONIZED BOTH BUSINESSES SHE AND BOB OWNED FOR YEARS. I STILLHAVE A COUPLE OF PIECES OF CLOTHING WHICH I BOUGHT AT JOAN’S WOMEN’S CLOTHING STORE. MY SYMPATHY TO ALL THE FAMILY. YOU WILL BE MISSED BY SO MANY, RIP JOAN.

  4. Lisa Bailey says:

    Joan was such a well loved person and an awesome person. She will be missed by all. Fly high my friend and now go and be with your husband.

  5. Terri Hillyard Dobyns says:

    My deepest sympathy goes out to the family, prayers for you all

  6. Anita ( Penny) Amos says:

    I am so sorry. Joan and I had so much fun traveling to sing with the SWIC singing group.

  7. Judy Alms says:

    My deepest sympathy to the family
    🙏🙏🙏🙏

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