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Martha Ellen Brown

August 31, 1941 July 21, 2017
Martha Ellen Brown
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Martha “Ellen” Brown, 75, of Mount Carmel, passed away Friday, July 21, 2017 at Oakview Heights Continuous Care and Rehab surrounded by the love of her family.  She was born August 31, 1941 in Vincennes, IN, the daughter of Meredith Lane and Elizabeth Kixmiller Lane.  She married Clifford Robert “Bud” Brown on February 14, 1964 at the First Christian Church in Mount Carmel and he preceded her in death on May 7, 2011. Ellen was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.  She was co-owner of Bud Brown’s Sporting Goods store for twenty six years along with her husband.  When she wasn’t busy working in the store, Ellen could often be found cheering on the local youth at numerous sporting events.  Family was very important to Ellen and she cherished her grandchildren.  She will be dearly missed.  Ellen will be remembered by her daughters, Sara (Jim) Newkirk and Jennifer (Ross) Hannuksela; eight grandchildren, Davin (Lauren) Hannuksela, Gage Hannuksela, Madison (Brett Riley) Hannuksela, Emily (Levi) Sisson, Lindsay (Brian) Keepes, Ashlynn Newkirk, Jacob (Samantha) Newkirk, Chris (Katrina) Newkirk; sixteen great-grandchildren; brothers, Jerry (Judy) Lane and David Lane. Ellen was preceded in death by her parents; husband of forty seven years, Bud Brown; and an infant brother. Family and friends are invited to gather 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Monday, July 24, 2017 in the Chapel of Keepes Funeral Home.  Following the visitation cremation will take place with Graveside Services at a later date.  Keepes Funeral Home is serving the family with the arrangements.  To view Ellen’s tribute wall, leave condolences and purchase flowers for the Brown family, please visit
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Keepes Funeral Home

1500 N. Cherry
Mount Carmel, IL 62863

Keepes Funeral Home
1500 N. Cherry Mount Carmel 62863 IL
United States

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