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Sue Brown

Oct 12th, 1941 - May 14th, 2017

Funeral:  1 p.m. Thursday, May 18, 2017, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home

Visitation:  11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Thursday, May 18, 2017, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home

Interment:  Oak Mound Cemetery in Xenia


   Carolyn Sue Brown, age 75, of Xenia, Illinois, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2017, at her home in Xenia.

   Sue was born October 12, 1941, in Champaign, the daughter of Wayne and Arista (Lane) Fitzjarrald.  She married James Brown on October 11, 1959, at the Shiloh Church.  Sue worked at Silgan Plastics, retiring in 2005.  She was a wonderful cook; making noodles and pies, and sharing with anyone who came to visit.  No one ever left her kitchen hungry.  She sewed beautiful dresses for her daughters and granddaughters and loved to visit fabric shops for new ideas.  She loved to take walks and look for pretty rocks and Indian beads that would later decorate her home and flower gardens.  Many times she brought rocks home as souvenirs from vacations and camping trips and received many from loved ones after their trips.  Sue enjoyed being outside on her deck or in her gardens and spent many hours visiting with friends and relatives and teaching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren the proper way to put out a garden.  She loved growing irises, daylilies, surprise lilies, and clematis.  She also enjoyed spending time in the woods hunting for mushrooms, picking wildflowers, and just exploring and adventuring with her family.  Her love for her husband was the example for all her family.  She loved him more than anything else, and every look and expression between them reflected that love.  She always said she married the best, and that was evident to everyone who knew them.

   She is survived by her husband: James Brown of Xenia; 2 daughters: Tammy Boose (husband Robert) of Xenia and Lisa Broadway (husband Doug) of Olympia, WA; 5 grandchildren: Stephanie Mitchell (husband Ryan) of Effingham, Chad Schwaninger (fiancée Kim) of Hastings, FL, Bethany Stuemke (husband Chet) of St. Elmo, Gregory Boose of Xenia, and Savannah Broadway of Olympia, WA; 7 great-grandchildren: Tysha, Ashlyn, Keatan, and Kierstan Schwaninger; Joanna and Nora Mitchell; and Carder Stuemke; 5 siblings: Donald Fitzjarrald (wife Margaret) of Martinsville, Barbara Ford (husband Carroll) of Kinmundy, Charles Fitzjarrald (wife Anita) and Carl Fitzjarrald (wife Vicky) both of Kansas, IL, and Ross Fitzjarrald (wife Gayla) of Xenia.  She was preceded in death by her parents: Wayne and Arista (Lane) Fitzjarrald; 2 sisters: Kay Cooper and Delores Fitzjarrald; and son-in-law: Brent Schwaninger.

   A funeral service for Sue Brown will be 1 p.m. Thursday, May 18, 2017, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home, Flora, with visitation from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.  Interment will be in the Oak Mound Cemetery, Xenia.  Memorials may be given to the local Disabled American Veterans (D.A.V.) and will be accepted at the funeral home.


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Glenda Cooper

May 14th

Tammy I am so sorry for your loss, May God bless you and be with you at this very hard time. My heart breaks for you.

Edd and KarenWilliams

May 15th

Tammy, we are so sorry for the loss of your beloved mother. You and your family are in our prayers. Sincerely, Edd and Karen

Trudy Zimmerman

May 15th

I am so sorry for your loss

Mary Anne

May 15th

So sorry for your loss.

Don & Bonnie S.Allen

May 15th

Very sorry for the loss of your loved one. I hope knowing Sue is pain free helps you cope Jim. Sue will always be remembered as someone who was always busy working at something.

Eddie & Virginia Lamb

May 15th

Sad,to loose Sue she was a good school chum,

Chris Butler

May 15th

So sorry for you loss.

Ella Mix

May 16th

Tanny and family so sorry for theloss of yourmother , will keep you in my prayers

Jay & Linda Newby

May 16th

So sorry for your loss Tammy, glad you were able to spend time with her.

Lpy Stanley

May 16th

James R Phillips

May 17th

Very sorry for your loss Jim.

Uncle Jim , and Family

May 16th

Sorry for your loss. Aunt Sue will be Dearly Missed Love Mary Lou.

Jeff & Marti Ruger

May 16th

So sorry for your loss.

Mary Fitzjarrald Overturf

May 16th

Sorry For your Loss .

Jaime (Garman) Grider

May 16th

Much Love to Uncle Jim and family from Missouri.

Sammie Wickiser

May 16th

Tammy I am so sorry on your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

Kevin Brown

May 16th

Please accept my deepest condolences for your family's loss.

Mike & Kayla Anderson

May 16th

Prayers to the family, such a Sweet Lady. Always friendly greeting you with a large smile!

Sherri and roger miller

May 17th

So sorry for your loss



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Don Allen Family
Mary Anne
Jerry "Butch" Erwin
Chuck & Nancy Buchanan
waltrene and family
Steve & Carol Oestreich
Jerry Cooper family
Darrell & Stacy Smith
Trudy Zimmerman
Diane Johnson & Wayne Eastin
Bill & Kay Kitley
Diana & Greg Rutland
Galen & Neoma Gill
Gene & Betty Pieplow
Dwight & Betty Edgington
Love, Shari, Kim and family
Chris Butler
Larry & Carol Robinson
Walt and Doloris Brewer
Ella Mix
Bruce & Robbin Dickey
Steve and Mary Cook
Nancy Coughlin
Larry and Sue Kramer
Rick & Linda Frost
Matt & Candy (Fitzjarrald) Daume
Ross & Gayla Fitzjarrald
Larry Frost
Ginny Ashley
Billy and Candy Harrell
Ilene Jackson
Sammie and Tina Wickiser
Kevin Brown
Gale & Liz Beard
Larry & Sue Williams
Sheldon and June Smith
Alan & Charlotte Hickox
Randy & Janet Oestreich
Troy&Kim Welty ❤
Barbara & Henry Gill
The Wintermann Family
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Wanda Gish
Dawn Rascher Cazadd
Janet (Beard) Britton
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Rhonda and Tori Sullens
Gene & Shirley Carpenter
Josh Sullens
Vivian Blackford
Walter & Barb (Wathan) Cantrell
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