Janet L. Brown, 64 of Marion, IL passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at 10:08 AM on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at Parkway Manor in Marion.  She was born June 27, 1950 in Springfield, IL daughter of R. Keith and Dorothy (Grant) Blair.  She married Robert “Bob” Brown in Springfield, IL on October 24, 1970 and he survives her in Marion.

In addition to her loving husband of 44 years, she is survived by her sons: Adam (Heather) Brown of Portage, IN and Kurt (Leanne) Brown of St. Louis, MO; Grandsons: Owen and Jack Brown of Portage, IN; Brother: Keith (Peggy) Blair of Bucyrus, OH; Sister: Donna (Wayne) Hadley of Baldwin, WI and Numerous Nieces and Nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL with Pastor Steve Palmer officiating.  Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until the time of services on Thursday at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL.  Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL.

She was known for her infectious smile and helping out others whenever she could.  She enjoyed spending time with her grandkids and watching the St. Louis Cardinals and Fighting Illini Basketball.  She spent many years as a Teacher’s Aide for Children with hearing difficulties within the Marion School District.

Memorials in her honor may be made to the ALS Association-Local Care Services, 2258 Weldon Parkway, St. Louis, MO 63146 or Hospice of Southern Illinois, 204 Halfway Road, Marion, IL 62959.

Arrangements in care of Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, IL.

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