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Memorial Ceremony: 11 a.m. Saturday, August 1, 2020, at Calvary Baptist Church in Flora
Memorial Visitation: 10 a.m. until time of service on Saturday at the church
Betty L. Brown, age 84, of Flora, Illinois, passed away early Thursday morning, July 30, 2020, at her home.
She was born September 11, 1935, in Rinard, the daughter of Clarence Aden and Mary (Hale) Spitzner. She was united in marriage to Rex Brown on November 28, 1960, in Clay County, and together they have shared 59 wedding anniversaries.
Betty managed the Country Kitchen in Flora for several years. She enjoyed cooking, canning, and gardening, and was of the Christian faith. She loved her children and grandchildren dearly and cherished time spent with family.
She is survived by her husband: Rex Brown of Flora; children: Nancy (Wes) Cochran of Terre Haute, IN, Tressa (Stuart) Hamilton of Flora, Tammy Steward of Flora, Hank Brown of Flora, Julie (Kevin) Pride of Flora, Jeff Brown of Flora, and Kevin Brown of Flora; 10 grandchildren: Kenneth (Sherry) Morrison, Autumn Pride, Christopher (Joni) Brown, Dustin (Julie) Hamilton, Kaylee Hamilton (Benjamin Jordan), Brittany Brown, Tabby (Paul) Green, and Matthew, Kody, and Jordan Brown; 21 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; 1 sister: Joan (Bill) Pearce of Flora; 3 brothers: Bill Spitzner of Flora, John Spitzner (Mary Hutchens) of Flora, Mike (Connie) Spitzner of Clay City; 3 sisters-in-law: Sandy Spitzner of Flora, Earlene Spitzner of Cisne, and Geraldine (Bus) Foreman of Sailor Springs; and many nieces and nephews also survive.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son: Steven Hamilton; 2 granddaughters: Chasity Vaughn and Angela Jordan O’Dell; a grandson-in-law: Samuel Vaughn; 2 brothers: Charlie Spitzner and Melvin Spitzner; and a sister-in-law: Shaune Spitzner.
A Memorial Ceremony will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, August 1, 2020, at Calvary Baptist Church in Flora. A Memorial Visitation will be 10 a.m. until time of service on Saturday at the church. Arrangements are in the care of Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora. Memorial donations are suggested to Calvary Baptist Church or HSHS Home Care and Hospice and will be accepted through the funeral home. To share a memory or condolence visit: www.frankandbright.com
So sorry for your loss Rex and family. Bob, Jim, and I had many fun times with Betty at the Country Kitchen. She will be missed.
Rex and family please accept our heartfelt sympathy. We ask that God will wrap his arms around each of you and bring you comfort in a way that only he can. Betty was a good woman and a great cook. She was also a good friend. Now she is free of pain and she can rest in peace.
Joan and Bill, so sorry to hear of the passing of Bet. Prayers are with you and all the family.
Sorry for your loss Rex & family. I loved her cooking, it was the best at the restaurant & at your home.
Mom we know that JESUS gained another angel today. We will never forget the memories we have made. We will miss you and never forget you.
Tammy sorry for the loss of your mother prayers for you and your family.
Sorry for your loss.
Joan, our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of Betty's family. Praying for God's comfort, strength and blessings over the days ahead. Hugs and love to you.
I'm so sorry for your loss. Betty was a great lady with such a loving heart and soul. Angela I'm sure greeted her at the gates of heaven.
Thoughts and prayers!
I worked with Betty at Angelo's. She was a good lady and wonderful cook.
The glue that holds everything together. The backbone to keep it strong. And the heart to know what really matters, which is family and consideration. You were and will always be very dearly loved. My heart and prayers go out to family.
Sorry for your loss.
Mom we will always miss and love you. I know you are soaring in heaven with everyone now and watching over all of us down here.
Rex and family...my deepest sympathies. She was truly one of a kind. I have fond, loving memories...love to you all.
So very sorry for your loss. May Gods love comfort all of you
I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers for family and friends. Betty will surely be missed. She was a very loved lady.
So many people were use to seeing Betty on a regular basis over the years and the way she could cook it was no wonder. I told Rex she should write a cook book to share her recipes. To Rex and family prayers for comfort at this time.
Heaven gained a wonderful woman! She had a huge heart and was a great cook! She will be dearly missed! Love and miss you Grandma Betty!
Cook up a storm up there Betty...Clem's probably really hungry bu now....Miss coffee's together.....
We will miss u grandma. And one day we see each other again. Many memories of growing up with you. The best cook and pie maker and grandma of all. Fly high grandma betty and we will always love u.
We are truly sorry to here of your loss. Betty was such a good women , she will be sadly missed.
Remember my days visiting with you along with your brother John, guess days slip by , I do miss those days and memories with family. Rest In Peace dear cousin, Don Hale
We are so so sorry for your loss. What a wonderful person she was.
Rex and family, I just read this. You have my prayers and sympathy. If I had known sooner, I would have come, but I am thankful she is no longer suffering. May God bless you, as you turn to him for love and comfort.