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Flora Brotherton

March 6, 1931 — May 22, 2013

Flora "Diane" Brotherton, 82, of New Boston, IL, died Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at the Lutheran Home in Muscatine, Iowa. A visitation for Diane will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at the Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo, IL. Friends and family will meet at Fippingers at 10:00 a.m., Thursday May 30, 2013 for Burial in the National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal. Following the burial, a Memorial Service will be at 1:30 p.m., Thursday at the Buffalo Prairie Presbyterian Church, Buffalo Prairie, IL. Memorials may be left to the Buffalo Prairie Presbyterian Church. Online condolences can be made at

Diane was born March 6, 1931, in Kahoka, Missouri to Gerald and Flora Butler Bash. She graduated from Kahoka High School in 1948. She married Dale E. Brotherton July 11, 1949 in Kahoka, Missouri.

Diane was a homemaker. She volunteered at the development office at Mount St. Clare College in Clinton, Iowa over a period of eleven years. She was a member of Buffalo Prairie Presbyterian Church. Diane loved to play the organ for various churches. She enjoyed needlework, paint by number, crossword and jigsaw puzzles and especially enjoyed spending time with her family, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband: Dale; two daughters: Lanette (Wayne) Fort of Orangeburg, SC; Kayla (Fred Wayne) Gowdy of New Boston, IL; two sons: Jeffrey (Lorraine) Brotherton of Columbus, OH; Joel (Michelle Clark) Brotherton of St. Louis, MO; 12 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Her parents; one grandchild; and one infant sister preceded her in death.

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Visitation Details

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013, 6:00pm - 8:00pm, Fippinger Funeral Home

Service Details

Thursday, May 30th, 2013, 1:30pm

Interment Details

National Cemetery

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