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Glenn Anthony Brown
May 24, 1932 ~ July 11, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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Glenn Anthony Brown, 91, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of July 11th, 2023, at his home in Farmersville, IL. Glenn was a lifelong resident of Farmersville. He was born on May 24th, 1932, to Ralph and Mary Lena (Millburg) Brown. He was the fourth of five children. Glenn was a 1950 graduate of Farmersville High School. Following graduation, Glenn enlisted in the US Army and proudly served his country during the Korean War.
Glenn married Ella Marie (Beechner) Brown on January 26th, 1957. They celebrated 66 years of marriage in January of 2023. Glenn and Ella Marie have four children: Linda S. (Lynn) Boston of Girard, IL., Larry J. Brown of Springville, TN., Stephen P. (Renee) Brown of Morrisonville, IL. and Brian L. Brown (Crysta Weitekamp) of Pawnee, IL.
Grandchildren: Janelle (Robert) Fanning of Girard, IL., Kelly Boston (Matt Bostick) of Farmersville, IL., Allison Boston of Girard, IL., Matthew (Jessica) Boston of Girard, IL., Jarrad (Jackie) Brown of Springfield, IL., Ethan (Katie) Brown of Morrisonville, IL., Alyssa (Matthew) Rever of Raeford, NC., and Leyton (Alyssa) Brown of Urbana, IL.
Great Grandchildren: Olivia and Charlotte Fanning, Kallen Bostick, Easton, Landon and Peyton Boston, Andrew and Tyler Brown, and Trenton and Adalyn Rever.
Glenn was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Harold J. Brown & Edward J. Brown, sisters, Rose Mary Martin & Shirley Hobson, daughter-in-law, Joliene Brown, and grandson, Andrew Paul Brown.
After Glenn returned from the war, he served as an Illinois State Trooper. He then served as the postmaster in Farmersville. He went on to become a coal miner. It was important to him to instill a strong work ethic and commitment to service in his children. The family mowed lawns (at times more than 50 lawns) and delivered the State Journal Register in Farmersville for many years. Glenn retired from Crown II Coal Mine in 1994, but he never stopped working. He resumed mowing lawns and delivering the State Journal Register long after his retirement. Glenn always found ways to help others whether it be scooping snow, mowing, or delivering Meals on Wheels with his wife, Ella Marie. He loved his family, his community, and his country. He enjoyed spending time with his friends sharing stories and life lessons. He had a profound impact on both his family and his friends. He will be greatly missed.
Donations may be made to the Farmersville Waggoner Ambulance Service or to the Farmersville Revitalization Committee and mailed to the Glenn Brown Family at 403 N. Cleveland St. Farmersville, IL. 62533.
Cremation rites were accorded. Private family services will be held.