STANLEY - Jane Brown Stilwell, 63, transitioned to Heaven surrounded by people and family she loved on Nov. 23, 2012.
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She was born in Charlotte, daughter of the late Eli and Leona Brady Brown.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Stanley Eli Brown.
She was a member of First Baptist Church in Stanley, where she had worked in the day care and had served as church secretary for over 12 years.
She is survived by her husband of 43 years who was also her high school sweetheart, Tony Stilwell; a daughter, Dawn Hardin and husband John of Ranlo; a son, Matt Stilwell of Ranlo; one brother, Bob Brown and wife Dot of Stanley; two sisters, Doris Ottinger of Gastonia, Edith Brown of Hickory; and her adopted family Jonathon, Teresa, Joshua and Tristan Ryall, and Sonja and Danny Anderson.
A memorial service to celebrate Jane's life will be held 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Woodlawn Chapel of Woodlawn Funeral Home in Mount Holly with the Rev. Dr. Tony Fulbright officiating.
The family will receive friends 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lincoln County, 107 N. Cedar St, Lincolnton, NC 28092.
Published in Gaston Gazette on Nov. 25, 2012