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Jackie Brown

January 23, 1936 — November 2, 2014

Jackie Brown

Jackie Ann Brown, 78, of Viola, Illinois passed away Sunday, November 2, 2014 at Trinity Medical Center, Rock Island.

Funeral services are 10:00 a.m, Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 at Dennison Funeral Home, Viola.  Burial will be in Viola Cemetery.  Visitation is Wednesday, Nov. 5 th from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Dennison Funeral Home, Viola.  Memorials may be left for St. Matthew Lutheran Church or Viola United Methodist Church.

Jackie was born at home, January 23, 1936, the daughter of William and Frances Dorothy Lawson.  She married her high school sweetheart, Ken Brown, June 8, 1957 at Viola United Methodist Church.

She graduated from St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1956, but retired from nursing following the birth of the couple’s first child.  She devoted her life to her husband, children and extended family.  To so many the first words to come to mind about her are “She was always there for me”.  She also volunteered for her church, and with school and band programs for her children.

Survivors include her husband:  Ken; son:  Sean (Susan) Brown, Crystal Lake, IL; 3 grandsons:  Ben Yeater and Ken Yeater, Morton, IL and Kevin Brown, Crystal Lake, IL; brother:  Richard (Jane) Lawson, Viola, IL; as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son:  Kevin Brown; daughter:  Joy Brown; 6 sisters and 1 brother; and some special nieces and a nephew.

Online condolences may be left at www.dennisonfuneralhome.com.


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