Frances V. Brown
Frances V. Brown
  • January 6, 1925 - August 13, 2017
  • Swansea, Illinois

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Frances V. Brown, nee Hillhouse, 92, born January 6, 1925 in Marie, Arkansas, passed away August 13, 2017 in Belleville, IL.

Frances loved spending time with her family, especially time spent spoiling her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking, needlework, gardening, and swimming with her friends at the YMCA. She was a long-time faithful member of St. Matthew's United Methodist Church in Belleville. She enjoyed attending Sunday services, particularly the annual Easter and Christmas performances with her family and friends. She retired from National Vendors in St. Louis in 1990 after 30 years of service. In her final years, she suffered from Alzheimer's, but always kept her sweet personality and beautiful smile. Frances was much loved by her family, and she will be deeply missed.

Frances was preceded in death by her first husband, Dee Cobb and her second husband, Rector Brown; her parents, James E. and Fanny L., nee Lucius, Hillhouse; a daughter, Linda Kaye Keene; a grandson, Shawn Riley; five brothers; a sister; and a son-in-law, Wesley Keene.
She is survived by a son, Glen (Cathy) Cobb; two daughters, Meredith Riley and Cathie (Donald) Windsor; five grandchildren, Wesley Keene II, Ginger Keene, Shannon Lenze, Randa Windsor, and Erica Hawthorne; eight great-grandchildren, Trey Keene, Chynna Keene, Kailey Keene, Dalton Keene, James Lenze, Jack Lenze, Rhys Lenze, and Zachary Hawthorne; and two sisters.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of St. Louis . Condolences may be expressed online at

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at St. Paul's Nursing Home of Belleville, Illinois, Aspen Creek of Troy, Illinois, and VITAS Hospice of Fairview Heights, Illinois for their loving concern and care given to Frances.

Visitation: Friends may call from 10:00 am till 12:00 pm on Friday, August 18, 2017 at Lake View Funeral Home, 5000 N. Illinois, Fairview Heights, IL.

Funeral: Services will be held on Friday, August 18 at 12:00 pm at Lake View Funeral Home with Pastor Jon Carrell officiating. Interment will follow in Lake View Memorial Gardens.