Congerville- Lora "Toots" Brown, 90, of Congerville, "our little Momma," went to be with Jesus at 2:50 pm on Friday May 8, 2015 at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal, IL.
She was born on January 12, 1925 in Poteau, OK to Ed and Claudy Hillman Archey. She married Paul Brown on September 12, 1946 in Greenwood Ark. He survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Jettie (Bill) Hartman of Secor, IL; Laura (Terry) Nohl of Goodfield, IL; one son, John (Karen) Brown of Spring Hill, TN; two brothers, Ray (Kathleen) Archey of Shady Point, OK; Cecil (Linda) Archey of Cameron, OK; one sister, Frances (Jack) Loomis of Williams, OK; 7 grandchildren; 3 step grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; 10 step great grandchildren; 6 great great grandchildren; and one on the way.
She was preceded in death by her parents; 7 brothers and 2 sisters.
Lora had worked in the past at the old Washinginton Nursing Home and had cleaned at Eureka College. She liked to quilt and loved to talk and tend to her beautiful flowers.
She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who prayed daily for her family.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Monday May 11 at Secor Cemetery. Steven Battles will officiate. Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at argoruestmanharris.com.
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