Myra L. Brown, 95 of Aledo, IL, died Friday, February 19, 2016 at Oak Lane Nursing and Rehab in Stronghurst, Illinois. Services are 2:30 p.m. Monday, February 22, 2016 at Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo. Burial is in the Sugar Grove Cemetery, rural Aledo. Visitation is 1 p.m. until the time of services Monday at Fippinger's where memorials may be left to Hamlet/Perryton Presbyterian Church or the Oak Lane Nursing and Rehab. Online condolences can be made at www.fippingerfuneralhome.com.
She was born January 19, 1921 in Warren County, Illinois to David and Alta Ryner Smith. She graduated from Alexis High School and attended secretarial college in Davenport, Iowa. Myra married Fred L. Brown August 9, 1942 in Aledo, IL. He died in 1994.
Myra briefly taught school and was employed at the Aledo Montgomery Ward catalog store and later as a secretary in the probation office in the Mercer County courthouse.
She was a member of the Hamlet/Perryton Presbyterian Church where she served on various committees and enjoyed teaching children songs during bible school. She was also a member of the Sugar Grove Club.
Myra enjoyed bowling on Wednesday afternoon league and on Sunday evening mixed doubles team with her husband. Myra also enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting, cooking, traveling and especially attending her grandchildren's sporting events.
She is survived by two daughters, Patty Brown of Aledo; Cathy Good of Gladstone; five grandchildren, Shane Hansen and Katie Freeze, both of Aledo; Jennifer (John) Benge of Stronghurst; Dr. Brian (Larisa) Good of Smithshire; Emily (Matthew) Kay of St. Louis, Missouri; six great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Myra was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one brother and three sisters.
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Monday, February 22nd, 2016, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Monday, February 22nd, 2016, 2:30pm