KNOXVILLE - Nancy Brown-Bucher, age 61, of Knoxville, Ill., died at 7:34 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at Marigold Rehab and Health Care Center in Galesburg, Ill.
She was born on Feb. 27, 1952, in Galesburg, Ill., the daughter of Cyrus Dale and Mildred Fay Brown Walter. She attended and graduated from Knoxville High School in 1970. She married Jerry L. Bucher on March 29, 1991, in Greenbrier, Ark. He survives in Knoxville, Ill.
Also surviving are a son, Ryan (Lacey) Brown of Mount Zion, Ill.; two stepdaughters, Brandy (Kris) Anderson of Galesburg, Ill., and Crystal (Harlin) Hickman of Galesburg, Ill.; grandchildren, Madelyn, Brock and Sydney Brown; stepgrandchildren, Ethan Anderson, Danny, Brent and Ashley Wells; two sisters, Carolyn Crouch of Middle Grove, Ill., and Dorothy (Martin) Jacobs of New London, Iowa; two brothers, Lyman (Linda) Walter of Maquon, Ill., and Tom (Kay) Walter of Knoxville, Ill.; sister-in-law, Janet Brown of Galesburg, Ill.; and several stepgreat-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; mother-in-law, Mary Bucher; one brother, Jerry; one infant brother, Robert; and stepgrandson, Braeden Anderson.
She worked for 30 years at Gates Rubber Company in Galesburg, Ill., and retired in 2003, then in 2004, worked in Quality Control for Dick Blick Art Supplies in Galesburg, Ill.
She enjoyed coloring with her grandchildren, baking, cake decorating, taking day trips with Lyman and Linda, crocheting afghans and most of all, reading.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home in Knoxville, Ill., with M. Dale Jacobs officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home in Knoxville, Ill. Lunch will be provided after services at the American Legion in Knoxville. Inurnment will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made at services to the Walter Payton Liver Center for primary sclerosing cholangitis or online at http://hospital.uillinois.edu/About_UI_Health/Giving.html.
Online condolences and sympathy cards may be sent through www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com.