Bernadine L. Brown
Bernadine L. Brown, 83, of Springfield passed away April 9, 2017 in Carlinville, IL. She was born September 30, 1933 to Bernard G. and Violet L. (Branham) Wanless in Pekin, IL. She married Paul S. Brown on January 21, 1955 in Sangamon County, IL. He died in 1981.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son: Tim “Brownie” Brown; grandson: Joey Smith; sister; Mary Sims and brother; Bob Wanless.
She leaves behind her children: Ruth Smith of Springfield; Debbie (Kenny) Adams of Illiopolis; Steve (Bobbie) Brown of Athens; Andy Brown of Riverton and Matt (Lorie) Brown of Springfield; brother: Jimmy McKinney of Riverton; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
Bernadine was a cafeteria worker for District 186 and was a restaurant/banquet worker. She was a resident of Springfield since 1955.
Visitation: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Staab Funeral Home-Springfield.
Funeral Service: 12:00 pm, Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Staab Funeral Home with Reverend Don Goodenow officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.
A celebration of life will immediately follow at the TRN Club.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
The family requests casual attire for services.