Patricia Lucille Brown, 82, of Mt. Union, died suddenly, Saturday, January 18, 2020 at her home. She was born December 19, 1937 in Burlington to Robert A. and Lucille Maude McChesney Simmons. On March 3, 1957, she married Glen Edward Brown at Canaan Church, rural Mt. Union. Pat attended rural school until moving to Mt. Union and was a 1956 graduate of New London High School.
She was a district manager with Avon and also helped with the farming.
A member of Mt. Union United Methodist Church, she served as a Sunday School teacher, youth leader and chairman of the board. She was a 4-H leader and Girl Scout leader. As a fifty year member of Chapter U of TTT Society, she served as National Project Administrator Camp Chairman and on the executive board, then served as National President, and was on the two boards for eighteen years, as well as locally. Pat collected bells and enjoyed photography, being outside, running after the men when they were doing fieldwork, doing puzzles, was an avid reader, and loved bragging about her grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband; three children, Randall (Barbara) Brown of Mt. Union, Sandra (Paul) Kemp of Wapello, and Kathy (Ron) Laurence of Collinsville, Illinois; six grandchildren, Mitchell (Julie) Brown, Sarah (Nick) Edwards, Kevin (Kelsey) Brown, Nick (Angie) Kemp, Jennifer (Nick) Williams, and Rebecca (Andy) Murphy; fourteen great-grandchildren; one brother, Donald (Peggy) Simmons of West Virginia; and nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her step-father, Ralph Wick and her brothers, Richard, John and Robert Simmons.
The funeral service for Mrs. Brown will be at 10:30 AM, Wednesday at Elliott Chapel with Pastor David Morris officiating. Burial will follow at Trinity Cemetery.
Visitation will begin at noon Tuesday with the family present to greet friends from 5:00 - 7:00 PM.
Memorials have been established for the Mt. Union United Methodist Church and the National TTT Project Fund. Online condolences may be left at www.elliottfuneralchapel.com.
"We are just hearing of Pat's passing and so very sorry to hear this sad news. Although we didn't know her all that well I know she will be truly missed by so many. She was always so friendly and caring when our paths crossed. Heaven has definitely received a beautiful angel. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the Brown Family.
Tom and Debbie Gill"
"To Glen and family. We were very sorry to hear of Pat's passing. Our prayers are with the family at this difficult time. Pat will be truly missed.
Rolland and Susan Hopson"
"To Glen and family, We were so sorry to hear of Pat's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time. Pat will be truly missed."
"To Glen and family: Please accept our condolences. We pray that Our Lord will hold you close and give you strength in this most difficult time. Pat is truly missed.
Don and June Angstead"
"Sending thoughts and prayers, sorry for your loss.
George and Mary Christe
Holly Chirste- Mills