January 16, 1943 - February 24, 2021
Iraena Mae “Renie” Brown, age 78, of Watseka passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at AMITA St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee. She was born January 16, 1943 in Sedgewickville, MO, the daughter of Ira & Sarah Mae (Seabaugh) Gibbons. Iraena married Roger G. Brown on February 18, 1961. He preceded her in death on February 5, 2014. Renie worked as a laborer in a factory. She loved gardening, crocheting, and sewing. She loved spending time with her family. They were the most important thing in her life. Renie was a great storyteller. She loved playing scrabble with her family. She would always try to play the word “ubet” in the family scrabble game. Renie had a strong faith and was the family prayer warrior. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Watseka. Surviving are two sons and one daughter-in-law, Ricky Brown of Papineau and Greg & Susan Brown of Moultrie, GA; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Tonia Collins of Donovan, Sonia & Kevin Bulmann of Donovan, Donna & Scott Wascher of Bourbonnais, and Rhonda Emerson of Beaverville; one sister, Thelma Beckett of Cape Girardeau, MO; fifteen grandchildren; and sixteen great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Roger Brown, Renie is preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Patricia Brown; two grandchildren, Tristan Emerson and Courtney Bires; three sisters, Glendola Gibbons, Faye Seabaugh, and Yonetta Moore; two brothers, Donald Gibbons and Jim Gibbons; and two sons-in-law, Michael Emerson and Rusty Collins. Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until the time of the 3 p.m. memorial service on Sunday, February 28, 2021 at Clancy-Gernon-Houk Funeral Home in St. Anne. Please wear a face mask and practice social distancing guidelines. Pastor Raymond Jackson will officiate the service. Memorials may be made to the family wishes.
Iraena Mae “Renie” Brown, age 78, of Watseka passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at AMITA St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee. She was born January 16, 1943 in Sedgewickville, MO, the daughter of Ira & Sarah Mae (Seabaugh)... View Obituary & Service Information
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