Helen Mae Brown, 82, of Taylorville, died at 5:00 a.m., on Thursday, November 17, 2016 in St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. She was born on September 13, 1934 in Taylorville, the daughter of Lewis Edward and Lula (Tex) Wright. She married Robert G. Brown on July 14, 1956 in Taylorville and they recently celebrated 60 years of marriage. Mrs. Brown was a homemaker and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. She was a fan of the Chicago Cubs, enjoyed watching Fox News, shopping, her dog Buzz and spending time with her family.


Helen is survived by her husband: Robert Brown of Taylorville; children: Rodney Brown, Doug (Brenda) Brown of Illiopolis, and Robin (Mike) Brandis of Taylorville; grandchildren: Rob (Jamie) Brown of Illiopolis, Tyler Brandis (fiancée Randi) of Taylorville, Samantha Brown of Illiopolis, Brooke Brandis of Taylorville, Allen Brown of Illiopolis, Colin Brown of Decatur, Summer Brandis of Taylorville, and Zayne Brown of Decatur; great children: Nash Brandis and Keira Jones of Taylorville; sister: Mary Johnson of Taylorville; a niece and 2 nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.


A funeral service will be held at 11am on Monday, November 21, 2016 at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville with Msgr. David Lantz officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 until 11am Monday. Burial will take place in Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville.


McClure Funeral Home & Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements. Memories of Helen or condolences to her family may be sent online at  

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