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Mary Lou (Down) Brown

December 30, 1932 ~ May 27, 2018 (age 85)
Mary Lou Brown, 85, of Gillespie, IL, died at her residence on Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 10:10 am. She was born December 30, 1932, in Alton, IL to John Samuel Down & Edith Maybelle (Schriber) Down. She married Robert Brown on August 1, 1953 in Brighton, IL. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her spouse, Robert Brown of Gillespie, IL, children, Nancy (Daniel) Berry of Alton, IL, Lois (Richard) Boger of Texarkana, AR, Susan (Sonny) Schardan of Gillespie, IL, grandchildren, Eric Boger, Jason Rivera, Kaylan Schardan, step grandchildren, Jason Schardan, Jeremy Schardan, great-grandchildren, Alexis Schardan, Jack Schardan, Kristin Sperry and brother, Robert Down of Jerseyville, IL. Mary was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Betty Holly. Friends may call on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie, IL from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm. Memorial services are Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 6 pm at Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, IL. Memorials are suggested to Parkinson's Foundation or Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, IL is in charge of the arrangements.

Donations may be made to:

Parkinson's Foundation

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation

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