Mary Brinkley

MARY V. BRINKLEY, 75 ROCKFORD - Mary V. Brinkley, 75, a longtime resident of Rockford, passed away peacefully Tuesday, January 28, 2014. She was born to Lyle and Mildred (Fisher) Barton, in Ardmore, OK. Mary was raised in Galesburg, IL. She attended nursing school at Swedish American in Rockford. Mary met the love of her life, Clell Brinkley, while attending Central Christian Church of Rockford. Their relationship was built on a strong Christian foundation. She is preceded by her husband, Clell Brinkley; children, Michelle, and Michael Brinkley. Memorial service 1 p.m. Monday, February 3, 2014, at Central Christian Church, 6595 Guilford Rd, Rockford. Sherm Nichols officiant. Online condolences may be submitted at


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Published in Rockford Register Star from Feb. 1 to Feb. 2, 2014