JoAnn L. Brown
JoAnn L. Brown, 85, of Springfield died at 9:15 pm on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at Lewis Memorial Christian Village. She was born on July 5, 1934 in Wheeling, WV to Edward and Bessie (Hummel) Prokes. She married Douglas Glen Brown on September 6, 1958 and he preceded her in death on March 9, 1998.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, Bradley Brown and one brother, Richard Prokes.
JoAnn is survived by one daughter, Elizabeth Brown of Springfield; one son, Bruce Brown of Auburn; sister-in-law, Dorothy Prokes of Saint Clairsville, OH, one niece, Karen (Bill) McGilton of St. CLairsville OH, Charles Hill, Teresa Webber, Natalie Webber, Dorothy Fisher and Peggy Fisher.
JoAnn was a long-time, active member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Springfield. She also worked with her husband in delivering children to families who adopted them. JoAnn was passionate about helping children. She volunteered at the Family Service Center and other organizations and causes that helped children. She enjoyed painting and gardening.
Services are private, family only. Burial will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to ChildrenIncorporated.org