Betty Jean Brown

Mrs. Betty Jean Brown, 79, of Quincy, died at 6:55 p.m. Sunday (March 2, 2014) in Blessing Hospital.

Born Dec. 26, 1934, in Quincy, Betty was the daughter of Rufus and Helen DeLonjay Darnell. She married George J. Brown on Aug. 6, 1954, in Quincy. He survives.

Betty had been employed at Motorola until its closing and then for 28 years at Quincy Compressor until her retirement. Following her retirement, she was the activity director for the Adams County Homemakers Adult Daycare for several years. Betty was a member of Machinist Local No. 822 and the Rocky Point Club.

Betty enjoyed watching and handfeeding the squirrels and birds in her yard daily. Other interests include arts and crafts; designing and fabricating birdhouses and wind chimes; and making Halloween costumes. She also loved cooking and baking and will be fondly remembered for the fudge she made.

Survivors include her husband, George; two sons, Lennie Brown (DeVonna Miller) and Kennie Brown, both of Quincy; a daughter, Pennie Kruse (Larry) of Payson; nine grandchildren, Brandy Logsdon (Will), Mandy Colclasure (Dennis), Candi Liverett, Tami Brown, Kindell Brown, Jacob Brown (Regan), Shandi Brown, Cory Brown and Lance Ferguson; nine great-grandchildren, Bailey Logsdon, Braiden Colclasure, Carter Logsdon, Logan Colclasure, Daniel McBride, Colton Logsdon, Lachlan McBride, Tamira Durking and Jentry Sweet; two brothers, Vernon Darnell (Ruby) of Blanchard, Okla., and Harold "Hokie" Darnell (Sylvia) of St. Louis; two sisters, Viola Cooper of Burlington, Iowa, and Eva Overlander of Mendon; and many loving nieces and nephews.

SERVICES: 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home by Pastor Robert Cook. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.

VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday morning until the time of services at the funeral home.

MEMORIALS: Shriner's Children's Hospital or Ronald McDonald House.

ARRANGEMENTS: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.

Funeral Home

Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home
1435 State Street Quincy, IL 62301
(217) 222-3662

Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Mar. 5 to Mar. 7, 2014