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“I met Ginny back in 1995 down in TX. As time went on we became dear friends. We loved to play cards and even met in Michigan City, IN with Sharon...Read More »
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“Virginia was such a great lady. I don't ever remember her without a smile on her face. She was very special lady and loved by all! My heart goes out...Read More »
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“Dear members of Virginia's family, I am the Area Coordinator for the Quad-Cities Chapter of the Binky Patrol. Your mother made more blankets and...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Nancy Hyman - Long Grove, IA

“Sally and family Sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a great lady. ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Sharon Flaherty - St. Ann, MO

“To: Terry, Roger, David, Sally, and Paul - It was such a pleasure knowing your mom. She always had a smile on her face and made me laugh. I will...Read More »
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Virginia Bell Brown passed away on August 20, 2011 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 23, 1922 in Fremont, Iowa, to Dr. Herbert A. and Ladina P. (Martin) Bell. She graduated from Davenport High School in 1940 and attended Felt & Tarrant Comptometer School. She was married to Lorando Dee (Proffitt) Brown on August 26, 1941 at Newcomb Presbyterian Church at 16th & Fillmore, Davenport. A devoted mother and grandmother who loved to travel, play cards, tell jokes and have fun with family and friends. She retired from West High cafeteria.
She is survived by children: Terry (Patricia), Parkville, MO; Roger (Judy Stevens), Bettendorf; Dr. David (Kimberly), Davenport; Sally (George) McConnell, Hughesville, MO; Paul (Kendra), Lafayette, CA. Seventeen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren survive.
Also surviving are sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Dorothy Proffitt, Mildred & Dean Taylor, and Russell & Connie Proffitt.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Lorando (Bus), brothers Martin Bell and Dr. LeRoy Bell, sisters Betty Lou and Dorothy Woods.
She will be missed by many nieces and nephews who enjoyed having Aunt Ginny around.
Memorial services will be held August 28th at 12:00 (noon) at Newcomb Presbyterian Church, 2619 N. Division Street, Davenport, in the fellowship hall, with lunch to follow. Cremation ashes will be distributed according to her wishes.
Donations can be made to Newcomb Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund.
Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Mrs. Brown’s obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com.

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