Marjorie F. Brown, 97, of Lacon, died on September 9, 2020, at UnityPoint - Proctor in Peoria.
She was born on July 21, 1923 in Worth Township in Woodford County, to the late Walter and Anna (Fandel) Bishel. Marjorie married William "Red" T. Brown on November 29, 1941. He preceded her in death on August 4, 1992. She was also preceded in death by her brothers Robert and Melvin Bishel and son-in-law Raymond Dalton.
Marjorie is survived by her two daughters, Shirley Dalton of Lacon and Jean Swan of Chillicothe; one son, Richard (Shirley) Brown of Piedmont, OK; four grandsons, John (Jackie) Dalton of Mackinaw, Jeff (Natalie) Dalton of Washington, and Dustin & Nicholas Swan of Chillicothe; and four great-granddaughters, Jennifer, Jordan, Lillian and Gabriella. Marjorie kept a home for Red and their children on North Broad Street in Lacon since May of 1955. She was also very involved in the lives of her grandsons and great-granddaughters through her life. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by her family. Many may remember her as the local Watkins dealer for many years. She enjoyed working in her yard and tending to her flowers, a love that was instilled in her by her mother.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, September 14, 2020, at the Lacon Cemetery with Pastor James Clark officiating. Memorials can be made to the ARK Animal Shelter.
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