Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory

Doris Jean Brown

4/24/1935 - 2/19/2018

 
CREVE COEUR ~ Doris Jean Brown, 82, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 11:02 p.m. Monday, February 19, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
 
Born April 24, 1935 in Peoria to F.W. and Grace (Miller) Van Gundy, she married John Mallory Brown on July 2, 1954 in Peoria.  He preceded her in death on March 15, 1995 in Creve Coeur. She also was preceded by her parents; one son, Frank Brown; and one sister, Joyce Young.
 
Surviving are one son, Fred Brown of Creve Coeur; two daughters, Becky (Glen) Morris of Bradenton, Florida and Valerie (Ward) Brown-Walker of Creve Coeur; eight grandchildren, Mallory (Melissa) Brown, William (Stephanie) Brown, Faith (Donald) Danke, Johann (Megan) Smart, Sheena Sines, Shawn (Josie) Sines, Jason (Brandy) Phillips, Jacque (Bryan) Walker; and twenty great-grandchildren.
 
Doris was a bus driver for special education students from 1977 to 2013.  She first drove for Howard Bus Lines, and later for ATS.
 
She had attended the Emmanuel Community Church in Pekin.
 
She enjoyed playing Bunco, going to church and traveling many times to Canada.  She cherished her family more than anything.
 
The family will host a celebration of her life on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Creve Coeur Community Center in Creve Coeur.  Cremation rites have been accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Creve Coeur.
 
Memorial contributions may be given to a charity of the donor's choice.