MATTOON - Flora Pauline Browning, 88, of Mattoon, IL, died Thursday, March 14, 2013, at 6:12 p.m. at her home.
Funeral services celebrating her life will begin at 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 18, 2013, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 320 North 21st St, Mattoon, IL, with Reverend Dennis Kollross officiating. Burial will be in Montrose Village Cemetery, Montrose, IL. Visitation will be held Sunday, March 17, 2013, from 4:00–7:00 p.m. at Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home, 1200 Wabash Ave., Mattoon, IL.
Pauline was born Aug. 18, 1924, in Filson, IL, the daughter of William and Anna (Byrnes) Cox. She married Carl Browning on July 6, 1946, in Montrose, IL. He preceded her in death on April 12, 2012. She is survived by two daughters: Carlissa (Steve) Puckett of Springfield, IL, and Charlotta (Michael) Janes of Mattoon, IL; one son, Steven Browning of Montrose, IL; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and four brothers. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, three brothers, and a daughter-in-law.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Sparc (supporting individuals with developmental disabilities), 232 Bruns Lane, Springfield, IL 67202 or Lincolnland Hospice, 1004 Health Center Drive, Suite 202, Mattoon, IL 61938.
To light a virtual candle in her honor or share a memory with her family, visit www.mitchell-jerdan.com.