Frances Brown PEORIA - Frances J. Brown, 93, of Mendota, formerly of Peoria, passed away May 6, 2021, with her daughter by her side in Heritage Health Mendota. Cremation rites have been accorded. A private family service will be graveside at Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria. Rev. Ryan Anderson will officiate. Wasmer Funeral Home is privileged to assist the family. Fran was born October 16, 1927, in Peoria to Radi and Betty (Ebert) Russeff. She graduated Peoria High School in 1945. She married Robert L. Brown on February 9, 1947. He preceded her in 2011. Fran was a faithful member of First English Lutheran Church of Peoria. She will be greatly missed by daughter: Leann (Neal) O'Brien of Mendota; son: Steven (Peggy) Brown of Fond du Lac, Wi,; 2 grandsons: Clint (Stacie) O'Brien and Lucas (Dr. Maritza Estrada) O'Brien, both of Mendota; great-granddaughter: Amelia Brown; 3 sisters: Betty Davis of Peoria, Phyl Beebe of Aurora, Char Williamson of Dunlap; granddaughter-in-law: Johanna Christiansen of Peoria; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, infant daughter Sheri Lynn, and grandson Cory Brown. Memorials may be directed to Mendota Area Senior Services (M.A.S.S.) or St. Jude Children's Research.
Published by Peoria Journal Star from May 7 to May 9, 2021.
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I was extremely blessed to have known Fran and to have gotten to spend so much time with her. I miss her dearly and smile every time I think about her. 'good morning Gorgeous' , I hope you're dancing the night away.
May 10, 2021
May your memories of Fran comfort you during this difficult time. I will remember her as one of the most generous and positive people I have known. She truly lived her faith with a spirit of joy. She loved her family and was a proud mother and grandmother, As a friend of her daughter since grade school, I was blessed to share some of the biggest moments of my life with her. She gave her love and support with her whole heart and a beautiful smile. She made the world a nicer place and will be greatly missed.