Dennis Brown

Thursday, May 22, 2003

MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- Dennis I. Brown, 85, of Murphysboro died Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Murphysboro.

He was born Jan. 18, 1918, in Jonesboro, Ill., son of Florence and Alice Axley Brown. He and Josephine Schaefer were married April 28, 1943, in Jonesboro. She died Feb. 21, 1996. He and Sally Hoyle were married June 21, 1998, in Murphysboro.

Formerly of Jonesboro, Brown was a retired farmer and also worked for Union County Highway Department more than 20 years. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, American Legion Post 127, Elks Lodge, and Moose Lodge 1591, all in Murphysboro.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Rodney Brown of St. Louis, Darryl Brown of Olney, Md.; a daughter, Michelle Hollin of Scottsdale, Ariz.; a stepdaughter, Jaclyn Waks of Davis, Calif.; two sisters, Martha Stone of Murphysboro, Alice West of Anna, Ill.; four grandchildren; and a stepgranddaughter.

Friends may call at Hileman and Parr Funeral Home in Jonesboro from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. John Seibert officiating. Burial will be in Jonesboro Cemetery, with military rites by American Legion Post 127.

MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- Dennis I. Brown, 85, of Murphysboro died Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Murphysboro.

He was born Jan. 18, 1918, in Jonesboro, Ill., son of Florence and Alice Axley Brown. He and Josephine Schaefer were married April 28, 1943, in Jonesboro. She died Feb. 21, 1996. He and Sally Hoyle were married June 21, 1998, in Murphysboro.

Formerly of Jonesboro, Brown was a retired farmer and also worked for Union County Highway Department more than 20 years. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, American Legion Post 127, Elks Lodge, and Moose Lodge 1591, all in Murphysboro.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Rodney Brown of St. Louis, Darryl Brown of Olney, Md.; a daughter, Michelle Hollin of Scottsdale, Ariz.; a stepdaughter, Jaclyn Waks of Davis, Calif.; two sisters, Martha Stone of Murphysboro, Alice West of Anna, Ill.; four grandchildren; and a stepgranddaughter.

Friends may call at Hileman and Parr Funeral Home in Jonesboro from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. John Seibert officiating. Burial will be in Jonesboro Cemetery, with military rites by American Legion Post 127.