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Betty Brown

Sep 11th, 1935 - Jul 30th, 2020

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: 


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Jean McDaniel

July 30th

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.

John and Judy Lusk

July 30th

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.

Judy Pearce Griffith

July 30th

Joan and Bill, so sorry to hear of the passing of Bet. Prayers are with you and all the family.

Larry coggin

July 30th

Sorry for your loss Rex & family. I loved her cooking, it was the best at the restaurant & at your home.

Tressa&Stuart Hamilton

July 30th

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 Griffith

July 30th

Tammy sorry for the loss of your mother prayers for you and your family.

Robin & Sharla Todd

July 30th

Sorry for your loss.

Pam (Glassford) and Ken Smith

July 30th

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.

Peggy Shroyer Leigh

July 30th

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.

Walter J. Chaney

July 30th

Thoughts and prayers!

Joyce Watson

July 30th

I worked with Betty at Angelo's. She was a good lady and wonderful cook.

Brittany Steward

July 30th

Heather Stover

July 30th

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.

Larry and Kim Glass

July 31st

Sorry for your loss.

Nancy &Wes

July 31st

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.

Sheila Kihn

July 31st

Rex and deepest sympathies. She was truly one of a kind. I have fond, loving to you all.

Norma Clarner

July 31st

So very sorry for your loss. May Gods love comfort all of you

Jacquie Young Cooper

July 31st

I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers for family and friends. Betty will surely be missed. She was a very loved lady.

Phil Wiley

July 31st

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.

Reagan Morrison

July 31st

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!

Marilyn Hilmes

August 1st

Cook up a storm up there Betty...Clem's probably really hungry bu now....Miss coffee's together.....

Kenneth (J.R) Sherry Morrison and Kaden, Reagan, Reid, Blake, Kendall and Konnor

August 1st

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.

Rick & Lisa Best

August 1st

We are truly sorry to here of your loss. Betty was such a good women , she will be sadly missed.

Betty Brown

August 1st

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

Rick and Trudy Stanford

August 6th

We are so so sorry for your loss. What a wonderful person she was.

Edna Sebring

August 6th

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.



Walt and Doloris Brewer
John and Judy Lusk
Judy (Pearce ) Griffith
Mike & Connie Spitzner and family
Trudy Zimmerman Stanford
Mike & Shirl (Pearce) Bily
Frank Norma Hargis
Bill and Brenda Britton
Jean McDaniel
lois landreth roy landreth
Linda & Dewayne Lawrence
Bob and elaine meares
Rose Anderson
Don and Mary Smith
Diane Johnson & Wayne Eastin
Brittney Brown
Julie Hamilton
David Bryden
Artdean,Angelia Warren&family
Cecil, Tara, Charley & Dani Shelton
Kaylee Hamilton
Chuck & Linda Spitzner
Jim Fry
Bob and Jean Bailey
Tressa&Stuart Hamilton
Tammy Griffith
Ken & Tammy Haven
Pam (Glassford) and Ken Smith
Dana and Janet Franklin
Larry Frost
Rob and Debbie Pearce
Lenny and Marie Henson
Peggy Shroyer Leigh
Pat and Steve Henry
Larry & Deanna Allison
Carla Hildebrand Colclasure
Gary and Sharon Lagle
Angie Pruitt & Nelson Pruitt
Teresa Schoiber
Margie Bogle
Joyce Watson
Tom and Button Pemberton
June Kuenstler and family
Tawanna White
Mike and Kathy Kitley
Charlotte Dulaney
Vonnie Sebring
Heather Stover
Walter J. Chaney
Tabby Green
Jerry powless
Myron and Gail Woomer
Don and Ruth Ann Lusk
John Spitzner and Mary Hutchens
Rita Cosner
Jimmy Sessions
Chuck and Martha Pearce
Billye Young
Sandra Griffith Champaign
Larry and Kim Glass Family
Hank Brown
Sherrie siegler
Reagan Morrison
Kevin Brown
Don, Jane and Darren Delaney
Don and Susie Hale
Nancy and Wes Cochran
Peggy Nichols
Mike Patridge and Jean Guerrettaz
Nicolette 🌷
Sheila Kihn
Pat Ridgeway
Norma Clarner
Lisa Carter
larry and judi fitch
Marilyn Hilmes
Gene & Betty Pieplow
Betty Tucker Simmons
Steve Lewis
Jerry "Butch" Erwin
Vickie Hill
Gale & Liz Beard
Steve & Carol Oestreich
Shawna matchett
Jacquie Young Cooper
charlie and karen sailer
Linda Harrell Judd
Bruce &Nannette Richards
Rick & Lisa
Kaye White
Rick and Trudy Zimmerman Stanford
Sherrie siegler


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