Rita A. Brown
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Rita A. Brown
  • November 1, 1925 - September 20, 2012
  • Chillicothe, Illinois

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Rita A. Brown, age 86, of Chillicothe, passed away Thursday Sep. 20, 2012 at 8:24 a.m. at Heritage Manor Health Care in Chillicothe.
She was born Nov. 1, 1925 in Henry to John A. and Agnes J. (Ryan) Elliott. She married Chester L. Brown Feb. 2, 1946 in Chillicothe. He passed away July 30, 2002 in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Mary Benhart and one brother, Lyle Elliott.
Survivors include one son, Jim (Lynne) Brown of Champaign, one daughter, Cheryl (Skip) Stenstrom of Chillicothe, one niece, Sharon (Bob) Wiese of Alabama, one great-niece Kristin Wiese of Alabama, two grandchildren: Catie (Mike) Helms of North Carolina, JB Brown of Champaign, and one great-grandson, Will Helms of North Carolina.
Rita worked for Carson-Perry-Scott during the 1980's then during the 1990's she worked for Hucks on Allan Road in Peoria.
Rita enjoyed playing Bunco with her friends and was a member of the Chillicothe Red Hats.
Funeral services will be Tuesday Sep. 25, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Davison-Fulton Anderson Chapel in Chillicothe. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Chillicothe City Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.